Professor James Ward, Ph.D., has authored numerous articles including history as represented in film, problems of history and memory, German history and politics, and the politics of culture. He has earned Cedar Crest’s Alumnae Teaching Award, which is presented annually by the College’s Alumnae Association. For the last two years he has taught an honors course titled, Zombies—From the Living Dead to the Posthuman.
“Men (and women) are free to act to shape their history. But now always in circumstances of their own choosing.” (Karl Marx).
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New York University: History, Ph.D.
New York University: History, M.A.
Middlebury College: History, B.A.
- American Historical Association
- German Studies Association
- Organization of Central European Historians
- Popular Culture Association
- Film and History Association
Zombies—From the Living Dead to the Posthuman.
Surely one of the surprises in post-Cold War political culture has been the emergence of violent racist and nationalist youth movements in Europe and America, some of them invoking the Third Reich and the Final Solution as cures for all contemporary ills...
Central European History offers articles, review essays, and book reviews that range widely through the history of Germany, Austria, and other German-speaking regions of Central Europe from the medieval era to the present. All topics and approaches to history are welcome, whether cultural, social, political, diplomatic, intellectual, economic, and military history, as well as historiography and methodology. Contributions that treat new fields, such as post-1945 and post-1989 history, maturing fields such as gender history, and less-represented fields such as medieval history and the history of the Habsburg lands are especially desired. The journal thus aims to be the primary venue for scholarly exchange and debate among scholars of the history of Central Europe.
For Germans seeking political engagement, the Weimar Republic offered a wide spectrum of creeds and ideologies. Perhaps the most controversial was National Bolshevism, a doctrine that combined militant nationalist rejection of the Versailles settlement with radical opposition to the capitalist social and economic order...