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Scott Laderman, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2006

Scott Laderman (Department of History, UMN-Duluth)
Project title: “Witnessing the Past: History, Tourism, and Memory in Postcolonial Vietnam”

Scott Laderman completed revisions to his dissertation and prepared the book manuscript for review.  It was published in 2009 as Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory by Duke University Press.  He also spent time preparing a chapter and, with Edwin A. Martini (History, Western Michigan University), coediting Vietnam and “Vietnam” Since 1975: Transnational Legacies of the Second Indochina War. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, forthcoming in 2013.

About his time as a fellow at the IAS, Profesor Laderman said that he “greatly appreciated the fellows’ lunches. Learning about others’ work, and the theoretical issues they were addressing, was helpful in thinking about my own. The excellent feedback—comments and questions—I received from my colleagues following my own presentation was invaluable, forcing me to rethink certain of my assumptions and probe deeper in areas that I had just glossed over. The Institute has done a wonderful job in bringing together a diverse group of scholars engaged in mutually beneficial tasks, as it has in presenting outside speakers addressing a broad array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary concerns.”

Professor Laderman also credits his time as an IAS faculty fellow as influential on research and writing that went into the following articles as well as several book reviews:

Laderman, Scott.  “Hollywood’s Vietnam, 1929-1964: Scripting Intervention, Spotlighting Injustice.”  Pacific Historical Review 78:4 (November 2009), 578-607.

Laderman, Scott. “Advertising War: The Project for America Voter Fund and the Occupation of Iraq.”  International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 3:1 (May 2009), 107-125.

Laderman, Scott. “‘The Other Side of the War’: Memory and Meaning at the War Remnants Museum of Vietnam.”  In Decentering America.  Edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht.  New York: Berghahn Books, 2007, 171-209.

Laderman, Scott. “Beyond Good and Evil.”  In Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Works That Shaped Their Lives.  Edited by Adam Jones. Toronto: The Key Publishing House, 2009, 188-190

Laderman, Scott. “Ký Ức Tranh Cãi ở Bảo Tàng Chứng Tích Chiến Tranh [Contested Memories at the War Remnants Museum].”, February 1, 2009

Laderman, Scott. “An Unusable Past: The Quiet American and the ‘War on Terror.’”  In September 11 in Popular Culture.  Edited by Sara E. Quay and Amy M. Damico. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2010.

Laderman, Scott. “Imperial Revanchism: Attempting to Recover a Postwar ‘Noble Cause.’”  In Triumph Revisited: Historians Battle for the Vietnam War. Edited by Andrew Wiest and Michael Doidge. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Laderman, Scott. “Mediating Revolution: Travel Literature and the Vietnam War.”  In Pressing the Fight: Print, Propaganda, and the Cold War. Edited by Greg Barnhisel and Catherine Turner. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

Laderman, Scott. “Building a Failed State: The United States in Vietnam.”  Roundtable review of James M. Carter, Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).  On H-Diplo 10:14 (May 19, 2009), 9-14

Laderman, Scott. “The Perils of Vietnam War ‘Revisionism.’”  Roundtable review of Mark Moyar, Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).  In Passport: The Newsletter of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 38:3 (December 2007), 13-17

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