MemberAndrew Thornebrooke

…M.A., military history. Norwich University. In progress.

M.A. coursework, medieval studies. Fordham University. 2017.

B.A., history. Portland State University Urban Honors College. 2019….

Andrew Thornebrooke is an American historian, journalist, and poet. He is the author of the war studies column Notes from the Front, and works as a researcher for White House Chronicle on PBS. His works have appeared in numerous publications including Anthos, International Policy Digest, and The Vanguard. He earned his BA in history at the Portland State University Urban Honors College and is a graduate student in military history at Norwich University. In his spare time, he enjoys painting historical miniatures and hiking the woods of New England, where he lives with his magnificent wife.

MemberJ. Davis Winkie

…Society for Military History…
…Military history Ph.D. student, UNC-Chapel Hill…
…B.A. Classics; History, Vanderbilt University.

2017- M.A./PhD. Military History (teaching area in U.S. history), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill…

My name is Davis Winkie, and I am a Ph.D. student in military history at UNC-Chapel Hill. My hobbies include running and following my favorite soccer team, Atlanta United FC. In a past life, I played college football for Vanderbilt University, but now I moonlight as a soldier in the NC Army National Guard. My general research interests center around American memory and commemoration of its 20th century wars. These interests are very inclusive: memorials, public education curricula, movies, books, music, ceremonies, and more. In the past, this has led me to track the evolution of U.S. high school history textbooks’ treatments of the Japanese-American internment and the Allied bombing campaign in WWII. I have also explored the ways that politics and economic necessity led the way in shaping the form and function of Tennessee’s WWI memorial. My current project (which is to become my M.A. thesis and an article) reevaluates the early Cold War relationship between the U.S. military, the Production Code Administration, and Hollywood. I argue that Hollywood war films faced a daunting system of soft censorship orchestrated by the DoD and PCA. Ultimately, this demonstrates the direct role that the military played in planting the cinematic seeds for America’s enduring popular “good war” mythology.

MemberDaniel Sauerwein

…Society for Military History–serving as the Assistant Regional Coordinator for Membership for the Great Plains Region

Society of Civil War Historians

Company of Military Historians

Army Historical Foundation

Midwest Archives Conference…
…“Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.,” The Forties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis (Salem Press, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “U.S. Army,” The Forties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis (Salem Press, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of Cubbison, Douglas R., The British Defeat of the French in Pennsylvania, 1758: A Military History of the Forbes Campaign Against Fort Duquesne.” On Point: The Journal of Army History, (Fall 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Common Sense,” The Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America. Ed. Martin Manning (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Confederate Battle…

I am a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of North Dakota and my fields are in North American History (with emphasis on new military history), Rural History, Public History and Geography. My areas of interest are in early American history, specifically military, which includes the Civil War and other early American wars. I currently hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Dakota in History, with a major concentration in American history and a minor in Geography. My thesis explored camps of instruction in Illinois and focused on the transition from civilian to soldier as soldiers took their basic training in the camps. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Illinois College, with a major in History and double minors in Economics and Geography. I currently work as a Reference Specialist with the North Dakota State Archives, where I assist patrons in accessing our materials for various types of research. My specialties will be on military history related collections and records. I previously served as a History and Political Science Instructor at Northland Community and Technical College during the 2016-17 academic year. I also taught both History and Geography courses for the University of North Dakota and Lake Region State College. Over the course of my time teaching college, I have taught the following courses: United States to 1877 (both in class and online) United States since 1877 United States History pre-1865 United States History since 1865 Western Civilization I (online) Western Civilization II (online) Western Civilization Pre-1500 American Minorities (both in class and online) American Politics and Government State and Local Government (both in class and online) North Dakota History The United States: The Roaring Twenties Civil War and Reconstruction World War II (online) Historical Geography Special Topics in Geography: Heritage Tourism I originally hail from Jerseyville, IL, but have lived in Missouri, Germany, Kansas, and Texas while my dad was in the Army. I have also visited 20 other states, Washington, DC, and five other countries in my life. Outside of my academic pursuits, I am involved with the Civil Air Patrol, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Sons of the American Legion. I also enjoy reading, writing, playing guitar, and firearms. I am an avid Civil War reenactor, currently serving as President/Lieutenant of Fifth Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D, where we do educational programming in the region, especially at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Site. My areas of interest in the Civil War are camps of instruction, which are where soldiers took basic training, the Western theater of the war, and U. S. Grant. I like to focus on the soldiers from the “Old Northwest” (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, etc.) as they are quite interesting and in many ways were better than their eastern counterparts.

MemberEric Burke

My research focuses on the influence of past experience (“operational heritage”) on the systemic operational behavior and tactical subcultures of historical military organizations. My dissertation explores how the operational- and tactical-level functioning of a Union corps d’armée evolved over the course of the American Civil War as its command network and component regiments were indelibly shaped by, and collectively made sense of, their particular experiences on and off the battlefield during each successive campaign.   In the past, my research has also engaged with nineteenth-century American history topics beyond the purview of military history. My master’s thesis, “Egyptian Darkness: Antebellum Reconstruction and Southern Illinois in the Republican Imagination, 1854-1861,” focused on early Republican (1854-1860) plans to “reconstruct” and “Northernize” the poor white inhabitants of southern Illinois (“Egypt”) before the Civil War – an intellectual prelude to many of the same efforts later directed toward poor whites of the postwar South. Prior to this project, my undergraduate honor’s thesis, “Decidedly Unmilitary: The Roots of Social Order in the Union Army” examined how the simultaneous coexistence of conflicting individual motivations for service exhibited by members of a volunteer regiment, as well as the natural ebb and flow of those motivations over time, necessitated an adaptive leadership style by junior leaders in order to secure the respect and obedience of subordinates.   My professional interests and research also engage with larger questions of national and military strategy, security and defense policy, and theories of war, strategy, and tactics. This Fall, I’m teaching Introduction to National and International Security as part of the Peace, War, and Defense Curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MemberCraig Meran Nakashian

…Medieval Academy of America
American Historical Association
De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History
Texas Medieval Association
Charles Homer Haskins Society
Mid-America Medieval Association
Southern Historical Association
Episcopus: Society for the Study of Episcopal Power and Culture in the Middle Ages
Seigneurie: The International Society for the Study of Lordship, Nobility, and Knighthood…
…nd outside the cloister” in Between Sword and Prayer: Warfare and Medieval Clergy in Cultural Perspective, eds. Radoslaw Kotecki, Jacek Maciejewski, and John Ott (Brill, 2017), pp. 159-181
“The Political and Military Agency of Ecclesiastical Leaders in Anglo-Norman England: 1066-1154” in The Journal of Medieval Military History 12 (2014), pp. 51-80
 “‘All my sons are bastards’: Geoffrey Plantagenet’s Military Service to Henry II,” in Ecclesia et Violentia: Violence against the Church and Violence within the Church in the Middle Ages, eds. Radosław Kotecki and Jacek Maciejewski (Newcastle upon Tyne…