2022 On War Military History Symposium
March 31 and April 1, 2022
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library presents its 2022 Symposium in honor of Dr. Margaret MacMillan.
This year's Symposium will address the theme “What is Military History Today?”.
We regret to inform attendees that Dr. Margaret MacMillan has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be in attendance. Her keynote address will be delivered by video. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Dr. Margaret MacMillan, the recipient of the 2021 Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, will be featured at the Museum & Library’s annual symposium scheduled for March 31-April 1, 2022. The symposium will consider the current state of military history under the theme of “What is Military History Today.” Individual panel sessions will explore and identify today’s challenges in researching, writing, and presenting military history, and how they are impacted by the needs and interests of diverse audiences. Perspectives from the academic community, military professionals, and the general public will be considered.
The symposium will take on a hybrid format welcoming in-person and virtual participants. Conversations will begin on Thursday March 31, with a panel comprised of senior scholars in the military history field, including prior recipients of the Pritzker Literature Award. This discussion will broadly consider the theme of “What is Military History Today?,” with the goal of all participants sharing the insights that they have gleaned from researching, teaching, publishing, and working with various institutions and organizations concerned with military history.
Thursday, March 31
Dr. Matthew S. Muehlbauer, Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Dr. Beth Bailey, University of Kansas
Dr. Allan R. Millett, University of New Orleans
Dr. Michael Neiberg, U.S. Army War College
Dr. Margaret MacMillan will offer context for these questions in her keynote address Thursday evening, which will consider how scholars and writers have engaged with a military history over the course of her career. The keynote address will be delivered by video due to Dr. MacMillan's illness.
Friday, April 1 - Session 1
Continuing the conversation on Friday, April 1, the day will commence with a panel on Museums and Memorialization, comprised of museum professionals in the military history field. This panel will seek to explore the roles that museums play in the commemoration of military service, and how they are impacted by popular and academic understandings of military history.
Dr. Krewasky Salter, First Division Museum at Cantigny Park
Ms. Tammy E. Call, National Museum of the U. S. Army
Dr. Matthew C. Naylor, National World War I Museum and Memorial
Friday, April 1 - Session 2
Friday’s second session will address Violence, Atrocity, and Restraint in War. This panel will explore how military historians address the extent of violence employed by armed forces, how they treat incidents of atrocity, the contexts in which they occur, and how they examine and evaluate efforts of military organizations to observe limits on the use of force.
Dr. John Morrow, University of Georgia
Dr. Gregory Daddis, San Diego State University
Dr. Noriko Kawamura, Washington State University
Friday, April 1 - Session 3
The symposium will conclude with a final session on Friday afternoon and will consider the lessons to be learned in writing military history of the post-Cold War period. This panel is comprised of military history scholars who are currently engaged in researching, writing, and evaluating the histories of military operations since the 1990s. The military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are of particular interest in this session, and the panelists will assess and consider how different audiences, particularly academics and military professionals, use these histories.
Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria II, U.S. Army War College
Dr. Anthony E. Carlson, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies
Dr. Daniel Marston, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Walters, U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College
Dr. Margaret MacMillan
Dr. Margaret MacMillan is a Canadian historian who was educated at University of Toronto and Oxford University. She is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto and emeritus Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her work has been translated into 29 languages and honored with numerous awards. Her extensive bibliography showcases her commitment to the scholarly advancements in her area of expertise. She is the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson Prize, the British honor for best non-fiction writing in the English language, for her 2001 work, Peacemakers: the Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War (published in 2002 in North America as Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World). Her other works include Women of the Raj, Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World, Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History, The War that Ended Peace: the Road to 1914, and her most recent, War: How Conflict Shaped Us.
Dr. MacMillan is the 2021 winner of The Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
Dr. Beth Bailey
Dr. Beth Bailey is Foundation Distinguished Professor, director of the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies, and a member of the history department at the University of Kansas. She is the author/co-author or editor/co-editor of twelve books, including America’s Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force, Sex in the Heartland, The First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii, Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Managing Sex in the U.S. Military, and Beyond Pearl Harbor: A Pacific History. Prof. Bailey has twice received the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award. A co-editor of the Cambridge University Press book series on Military, War, and Society in the Modern United States, she now chairs the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee. She has given invited talks or been a visiting scholar in Australia, Indonesia, France, Japan, the UK, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and China. She is now completing a new book, An Army Afire, which analyzes how the U.S. Army, as an institution, attempted to manage “the problem of race” during the Vietnam war era. Professor Bailey was elected to the Society of American Historians in 2017, and received the Higuchi Award (the top research award for all universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system) in 2022. She is currently a Carnegie Foundation Fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar.
Ms. Tammy E. Call
Ms. Tammy E. Call became the first Director of the National Museum of the United States Army in November 2014, leading the project team for the design and construction of the museum facility and grounds. The National Army Museum provides the comprehensive portrayal of U.S. Army history and traditions. Upon opening the museum to the public on November 11, 2020, Ms. Call assumed the responsibility for daily operations for the museum and the 84-acre museum campus.
Ms. Call is a 2014 graduate of the Air War College, earning a Master in Strategic Studies. She also completed a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development at Troy University. Ms. Call is a Senior Executive Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is certified in cost management through the Naval Post Graduate School.
Prior to her selection as Director of the National Army Museum, Ms. Call completed a joint-service assignment as part of the Defense Senior Leaders Development Program, serving as the Assistant Deputy A4 for the United States Air Force’s Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Ms. Call’s early career as an Army Civilian focused on directly supporting Soldiers and their families.
Ms. Call began her career in public service in 1984 as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and is proud to have been associated with the Army her entire life; as an Army brat, an Army veteran, and more than 30 years as an Army civilian.
Dr. Anthony E. Carlson
Dr. Anthony E. Carlson is an associate professor of history at the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Having previously served as an historian and analyst at the U.S. Army’s Combat Studies Institute, Carlson has interviewed hundreds of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan. He currently serves as an historian on the Afghan Study Team at the Combat Studies Institute and an adjunct Assistant Professor of History for the US Army Command and General Staff College. His publications include works on Progressive Era US water and flood control policy, public works, and the antebellum Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. Carlson holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Gregory Daddis
Dr. Gregory A. Daddis is a professor of history at San Diego State University and holds the USS Midway Chair in Modern US Military History. Daddis joined SDSU after directing the MA Program in War and Society Studies at Chapman University. Prior, he served as the Chief of the American History Division in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. A retired US Army colonel, he deployed to both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and his military awards include the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Meritorious Service Medals. Daddis specializes in the history of the Vietnam Wars and the Cold War era and has authored five books, including Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men's Adventure Magazines (2020) and Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam (2017). He has published numerous journal articles and several op-ed pieces commenting on current military affairs, to include writings in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Interest magazine. Daddis also worked as an official advisor to Florentine Films for the 2017 Ken Burns-Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, and has led multiple tours to Vietnam for educational purposes. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Society for Military History.
Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria II
Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria II had a distinguished career in the US Army and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the US Army War College Press, which includes Parameters. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College. He holds a doctorate in modern history from Princeton University, and is the author of six books, including After Clausewitz (Kansas 2001), Imagining Future War (2007), Clausewitz and Contemporary War (Oxford 2007), Reconsidering the American Way of War (Georgetown 2014), Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2017), and War’s Logic: Strategic Thought and the American Way of War (Cambridge 2021) as well as more than one hundred articles and monographs on strategic thinking, military theory, and military history. He completed a NATO Fulbright Fellowship in 2000-01, and a Visiting Research Fellowship at Oxford University in 2011-12; he is a Senior Research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Modern War Institute. He formerly held the US Army War College Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies.
Dr. Noriko Kawamura
Dr. Noriko Kawamura is the Arnold M. and Atsuko Craft Professor in the Department of History in Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She earned B.A. from Keio University in Tokyo, and M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington in Seattle. She first taught at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, and joined WSU History Department in 1992. Kawamura’s research focuses on the history of war, peace, and diplomacy in the Pacific World, and she teaches the history of U.S. foreign relations, U.S. military history, World War II in the Pacific, and the Cold War at WSU.
Her publications include Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War(University of Washington Press, 2015), Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese–U.S. Relations during World War I (Praeger, 2000), and "Naval Powers in the Pacific at the Crossroads,” in Tosh Minohara and Evan Dawley, eds., Beyond Versailles: The 1919 Moment and a New Order in East Asia (Lexington Books, 2021). She coedited Building New Pathways to Peace (University of Washington Press, 2011) and Toward a Peaceable Future: Redefining Peace, Security, and Kyosei from a Multidisciplinary Perspective (The Tomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, 2005). She is currently writing a book on Emperor Hirohito and the Cold War under contract with the University of Washington Press.
Dr. Daniel Marston
Dr. Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxford) Daniel is the Director of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Thinkers Program (STP) and Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, where held a Professorship in Military Studies and was also the Principal of the Military and Defense Studies Program at the Australian Command & Staff College. He has been a Visiting Fellow, on multiple occasions, with the Leverhulme Changing Character of War Program at the University of Oxford. Marston's research focuses on the topic of transnational military culture and how armies learn and adapt to new environments. His book Phoenix from the Ashes, an in-depth assessment of how the British/Indian Army turned defeat into victory in the Burma campaign of the Second World War, won the Field Marshal Templer Medal Book Prize in 2003. The second volume, The Indian Army and the End of the Raj, was Runners Up for the Templer Medal in 2014. He was a special advisor, between 2006-2018, in Iraq and Afghanistan with the US Army, USMC and British Army.
Dr. Allan R. Millett
Dr. Allan R. Millett received the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
The Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and Ambrose Professor of History, University of New Orleans and the Maj. Gen. Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Military History, The Ohio State University, Millett is a specialist in the history of America's military policy, twentieth century wars, and military institutions.
He is author of many books including Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps; The Politics of Intervention: The Military Occupation of Cuba, 1906-1909; The General: Robert L. Bullard and Officership in the United States Army; and In Many a Strife: General Gerald C. Thomas and the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the co-author of For the Common Defense and A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War.
Millett is a specialist of international stature on the history of the Korean War. He began his work on the war as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor, Korean National Defense University, in 1991, and a Fellow of the Korea Foundation, 1996. In this area of scholarship, Millett has written Their War for Korea (2000) and A House Burning: The War for Korea (2005). Four of his books are on the required reading list for officers of the U.S. Armed Services and he has contributed original essays to fifteen books on the Korean War, World War II, American historiography, foreign and defense policy and military history. Millett also has written more than thirty articles for such publications as International Security, The Americas, Armed Forces and Society, Strategic Review, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Military History Quarterly.
Millett is a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. His military experience included twelve years of reserve service in infantry units, including command of an infantry battalion, for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1989.
Dr. John Morrow
Dr. John Morrow, The Franklin and Saye Professor of History at the University of Georgia, specializes in the History of War and Society and of the World Wars. Educated at Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania, Morrow has taught for over fifty years, first at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and then at UGA. Both universities, where he chaired the History Departments, have recognized him for excellence in teaching. Morrow has also taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, which awarded him the U.S. Department of the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. He has long served as one of the National World War II Museum’s Presidential Counselors and is presently their chairman.
Morrow has gained recognition for his ability to demonstrate how the past and present intertwine inextricably. His six books have ranged from pathbreaking studies of early airpower, such as The Great War in the Air, to a comprehensive history of World War I, The Great War: An Imperial History, and a co-authored study of the famed Harlem “Hellfighters,” Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War. In 2019 the Pritzker Military Museum and Library honored him with its prestigious Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
Dr. Matthew S. Muehlbauer
Dr. Matthew S. Muehlbauer joined the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in January 2022 as Chief Military Historian. In this role, he helps oversee the Museum & Library’s collection and develops institutional programming. Prior to joining the Museum & Library, Dr. Muehlbauer served on the faculty of a number of civilian and military schools, including the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Austin Peay State University.
Dr. Muehlbauer has several publications including Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century (co-authored with Dr. David J. Ulbrich); The Routledge History of Global War and Society (co-edited with Dr. Ulbrich); and “Holy War and Just War in Early New England, 1630-1655” which won the Society of Military History’s Moncado Prize in July 2017 for best article published in the Journal of Military History.
Dr. Muehlbauer has also written essays on contemporary topics for The Hill and Strategy Bridge and has presented his academic work at a number of conferences and venues. He earned his doctorate in History at Temple University and holds a master’s degree in International Studies from what is today the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Dr. Matthew Naylor
Dr. Matthew Naylor is the President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial. A native of Australia, Naylor began his tenure at the Museum and Memorial in June 2013 and possesses more than 30 years of leadership in the non-profit arena.
Under Naylor’s leadership, the Museum and Memorial has achieved unprecedented success, breaking and resetting records for attendance, educational and community event participants, website traffic, media and social media impressions and digital learning. In 2018, he was named Nonprofit PRO “Executive of the Year” and in 2019, Ingram’s Magazine included him on its “50 Missourians You Should Know” list.
Naylor earned a Ph.D. from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He serves on boards and committees for several civic and educational initiatives, including the advisory council for the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation, the advisory board for the National Stars and Stripes Museum and the board of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.
Dr. Michael S. Neiberg
Dr. Michael S. Neiberg is Professor of History and Chair of War Studies at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His published work specializes on the First and Second World Wars in global context. The Wall Street Journal named his Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press, 2011) one of the five best books ever written about that war. His latest book is When France Fell: The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of the Anglo-American Relationship (Harvard University Press, 2021). In 2017 he was awarded the Médaille d'Or du Rayonnement Culturel from La Renaissance Française, an organization founded by French President Raymond Poincaré in 1915 to keep French culture alive during the First World War.
Dr. Krewasky A. Salter
Dr. Krewasky A. Salter currently serves as the Executive Director of the Museums at Cantigny Park in Chicagoland, which includes the First Division Museum and the developing Robert R. McCormick Museum. He spent 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel. While in the military he taught at West Point, the Army Command and General Staff College, and at Howard University. He commanded at all levels through battalion, culminating his career as a senior staff officer at the Pentagon. After military service Krewasky owned and operated an academic research and development veterans owned small business for more than nine years. He is a Military History and African American History historian and museum professional. He is the author of two books, including The Story of Black Military Officers, 1861-1948, and contributing author/consultant/editor to at least five other books. Krewasky is the curator of permanent exhibitions at the Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Pentagon, both in Washington, DC., and senior historian/consultant for two documentaries. He has appeared on network and cable television, and in documentaries.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Walters
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Walters is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower. Walters received both her MA and PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches Airpower I, Airpower II, War Theory, and electives on strategy and Star Wars, the Balkans, and peacekeeping. Her book project, Hospitality is the Law of the Mountains: The 1999 Kosovo War, argues that Albanians – motivated by the Albanian concept ofhospitality – took strangers into their homes and communities and changed the course of the refugee crisis. Their actions bought time for the U.S. military to mobilize, rebuild Albania’s shattered infrastructure, and bring in massive amounts of aid. Additionally, she recently began research on a second project on Operation Allies Rescue/Operation Allies Welcome, which is the U.S. military support for the evacuation and resettlement of Afghans spanning 2021-2022. Previous published work includes “‘Tree Hugging Work’: The Shifting Attitudes and Practices of the U.S. Marine Corps Toward Peace Operations in the 1990s” in Marine Corps History and “A Tantalizing Success: The 1999 Kosovo War” in The Strategy Bridge. Before joining ACSC, Walters was an assistant professor in the History Department at Kansas State University where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on American military history, the history of strategy, and the Vietnam War(s).
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