“The Convergence of History and Military Museums,”
with Margaret Vining. In Acta of the Asociacion de amigos de los museos militares, Madrid, Nov. 2003, in press.
Military museums and history museums arose from distinct traditions, but in recent years have come increasingly to share common views on how to exhibition military history.
An Annotated Index to Volumes 1 through 25 of “Technology and Culture” 1959–1984.
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1991.
Includes author, title, and subject indexes, with annotation for all articles.
"Industrial Armies: From Industrial Revolution to World War."
Acta of the International Congress of Military History, Rabat (Morocco), August 2004, in press
On the interaction of industrial and military institutions from the 18th century to World War I
"Women and Military Institutions in Early Modern Europe: A Reconnaissance."
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 6 (1981): 643–71.
Women played important and indispensable military support roles in European and American armies from the 15th through the early 19th centuries.
World Military History Bibliography: Premodern and Nonwestern Military Institutions and Warfare.
History of Warfare, vol. 16. Leiden: Brill, 2003.
Annotated bibliography of works published 1967–97.
"Engineering a New Order: Military Institutions, Technical Education, and the Rise of the Industrial State."
Technology and Culture 33 (1993): 1–27.
Military concerns greatly influenced the development of engineering and engineering education in the 18th and 19th centuries, with important consequences for 19th-century industrialization.
“Out of the Shadows: Images of Women’s Military Work, 1500–1920,”
with Margaret Vining. In War, Media and Military from Guteburg to Today, ed. M. E. Ionescu, 164-75. Bucharest: Military Publishing House, 2004.
Graphic images of women in military settings document women's changing military roles from the 16th century through World War I.
“Military Patronage and the Geophysical Sciences in the United States: An Introduction.”
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 30:2 (2000): 1–5.
Military funding has shaped the development of American meteorology, oceanography, geology, geodesy, and other earth sciences.
"Military Institutions, Weapons, and Social Change: Toward a New History of Military Technology."
Technology and Culture 35 (1994): 768–834.
On the historiography of military technology, including the role of museums.
World Military History Annotated Bibliography: Premodern and Nonwestern Military Institutions and Warfare (Works published before 1967).
History of Warfare, vol. 27. Leiden: Brill, 2005.
Annotated bibliography of works published before 1967.
“Comment on Josef Lange.”
In Research Budgets in an Age of Limits: American-European Comparative Perspectives, ed. Klaus-Dirk Henke et al., 122–24. Europäische Schriften zu Staat und Wirtschaft 2. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2000.
On military funding for scientific research.
"Technology and Research."
In Encyclopedia of the American Military, ed. John J. Jessup and Louise B. Ketz, 1373–1414. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
Overview of the development of American military technology, from colonial times to the present.
In The Oxford Companion to United States History, ed. Paul S. Boyer et al., 562–63. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Overview of U.S. nuclear weapons development from World War II to the present.
"Engineering and Science."
In Encyclopedia of the American Military, ed John J. Jessup and Louise B. Ketz, 1415–44. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
Overview of relationships between science, engineering, and American military institutions, from colonial times to the present.
“The 400–Years War: Conquest and Acculturation in the Military Struggle for North America.”
In Coming to the Americas: The Eurasian Military Impact on the Development of North America, ed. John Lynn, 107–35. Wheaton, IL: Cantigny First Division Foundation, 2003.
Until the 19th century, North American Indians successfully confined European settlement to the area east of the Appalachians and south of the Great Plains by adapting European technology and exploiting European enmities.
"Military Technology and World History: A Reconnaissance."
The History Teacher 30 (August 1997): 461–487.
Military technological innovation has profoundly influenced the course of world history since earliest times.
“Fast Attacks and Boomers: A Museum Presentation of Cold War Military History.”
World Archaeology Congress, Washington, June 2003.
On the unusual organization of the exhibition team, stressing its efforts to display nuclear submarine development and operations in the context of the Cold War.
"Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century."
In A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History: Supplement IV, ed.Robin Higham and Donald J. Mrozek, 82–117. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1998.
Bibliographical essay focused on recent scholarship on the interaction of science and technology with American military institutions in the 19th century.
"Fortunes of War: From Primitive Warfare to Nuclear Weapons in Anthropological Thought.”
In The Cultural Shaping of Violence, ed. Myrdene Anderson. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, in press.
How anthropology and archaeology have dealt with war since the 19th century.
“Western Military Technology and East Asian Modernization in the 19th Century.”
In Modernization in China and East Asia, 1850–1950, ed. Edouard Vermeer and Dong Zhenghue, in press.
Adoption of Western weapons played a key role in the modernization of East Asian states.
The Boy and His Press.
Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American History, 1992.
Amateur and young printers in the 19th century.
Patent Models in the Graphic Arts Collection,
(Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, 1997).
Lists Graphic Arts Collection patent models from the following groups: Printing presses and stamps; Press-related apparatus; Compositors' tools; Type; Plate, stone, and block making; Bookbinding; Copying and autographic printing (with stencils and pantographs); Picture framing; Miscellaneous.
“Perishable: Handle with Care.”
Museum News. Vol. 56, No. 2, November/December 1977.
An article outlining guidelines for handling historic costumes delivered in a question and answer format. Also includes basics on storage, cleaning, labeling of costume as well as environmental elements.
Costume Display Techniques.
Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1977.
A book presenting an overview of preparing costumes for display to include selecting costumes for exhibition, conservation and treatment, methods of display, supports for display forms, dressing costumes, environmental conditions in display areas, and costume bibliographies. Includes appendixes and illustrations.
"Above the Boundary: The Development of Kalorama and Washington Heights, 1872–1900,"
Washington History 14:2 (fall/winter 2002).
The transformation of Kalorama Heights and Washington Heights from private estates into streets and houses is presented as a case study of the process, pace, and limits of Washington, D.C.'s suburban expansion in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.