46 episodes

From LCMSDS Productions, The On War & Society podcast features interviews with the most prominent historians of war and society. Host Eric Story sits down with his guests to discuss their cutting-edge research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life 'behind the book.'

On War & Society Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada

    • History
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

From LCMSDS Productions, The On War & Society podcast features interviews with the most prominent historians of war and society. Host Eric Story sits down with his guests to discuss their cutting-edge research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life 'behind the book.'

    Oh What Visual War with Beatriz Pichel

    Oh What Visual War with Beatriz Pichel

    In this episode of On War & Society, Dr. Beatriz Pichel, author of the new book Picturing the Western Front: Photography, Practices and Experiences in First World War France discusses the visual legacy of the First World War, the importance of treating photographs as primary sources, the controversies over colourisation and the future of photographic history in an age of visual abundance.

    • 32 min
    The American War in Vietnam with Rob Thompson

    The American War in Vietnam with Rob Thompson

    In this episode, Dr. Robert Thompson explains the significance of pacification to America’s defeat, his thoughts on Ken Burn’s popular documentary, and some of the myths that have shaped our understandings of America’s War in Vietnam.

    • 32 min
    In the Path of War with David Borys

    In the Path of War with David Borys

    In this episode, David Borys, producer of the Cool Canadian History podcast and author of the new book, Civilians at the Sharp End: First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe, discusses the monumental task facing Canadian Civilian Affairs in the Second World War, their crucial role in military operations and humanitarian aid, and the myths and realities behind the liberation of Northwest Europe.

    • 28 min
    Broken Promises with Christopher Cappozzola

    Broken Promises with Christopher Cappozzola

    Christopher Cappozzola, Professor of History at MIT and author of Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’ First Pacific Century, recently joined our program to discuss his new book, the colonization of archives, memory and forgetting, and the efforts of Filipino-American veterans to undo the broken promises of the past.

    • 30 min
    A Curious Case of Shell Shock with Joy Porter

    A Curious Case of Shell Shock with Joy Porter

    In this episode of On War & Society, Professor Joy Porter author of the new book Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War: The Making of Frank Prewett, discusses Pretwett's life and legacy, cultural appropriation, and the challenges of writing difficult histories.

    • 32 min
    A War of Emotions with Lucy Noakes

    A War of Emotions with Lucy Noakes

    In this episode, Lucy Noakes, Professor of History at the University of Essex discusses the truths and falsities behind the Blitz spirit and the process of writing an emotional study of the Second World War. Whether Britons confronted loss with a quiet stoicism, utilitarian memorials or personalised inscriptions on headstones, the Second World War was a war of emotions.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Kobester99 ,

Great podcast!

What an excellent conversation. I really enjoy the blend between history and the more personal side of doing history. Kee it up!

Top Podcasts In History

iHeartPodcasts and Tenderfoot TV
Dan Carlin
Sarah Marshall
Wondery
Campside Media, Inc.
Audioboom Studios