This week we will begin our series of guest posts. These posts will feature the research, ideas and projects of World War One scholars, genealogists, students and enthusiasts.

Our first Guest Blogger is Dr. Troy Paddock. Troy R.E. Paddock is a Professor of Modern European History and Chairperson of the Department of History at Southern Connecticut State University. He received his B.A. in History and Philosophy at Pepperdine University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. Paddock’s research interests focus on modern German cultural and intellectual history. He has a book, Creating the Russian Peril: Education, the Public Sphere, and National Identity in Imperial Germany, 1890-1914 (Camden House, 2010)and two edited volumes, World War I and Propaganda (Brill, 2014) and A Call to Arms: Propaganda, Public Opinion, and Newspapers in the Great War (Praeger, 2004). He has had articles published in German History, Central European History, Re-thinking History, Philosophy and Geography, Internationale Schulbuchforshung, and Environment, Space, Place.