Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University Professor of History Tammy Proctor has been invited to participate in Scouting Family Day events at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., July 23-25. She will sign copies of her 2009 book Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Scouting Frontiers: Youth and the Scout Movements First Century, a collection she co-edited with Nelson Block, on Saturday, July 24.
Both books marked the centennials of the Girl Scout and Boy Scout organizations worldwide. Scouting Family Day is taking place in conjunction with “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg,” which opened at the museum on July 2. Rockwell was a frequent illustrator for Boy’s Life magazine, Spielberg is an Eagle Scout and the Boy Scouts organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Washington, D.C., the same weekend.
The book signing comes just one month before Proctor’s fourth book, titled Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918, is published. The new book examines ways in which ordinary people were drawn into warfare in the 20th century, and it also looks at the development of things that have become commonplace in our understanding of warfare, such as aerial bombing of civilians, internment camps and humanitarian aid.
Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918 will be released Aug. 30, although it can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. Proctor also wrote Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War (2003), Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (2009) and On My Honour: Guiding and Scouting in Interwar Britain (2002). In addition, Proctor was the co-editor of Scouting Frontiers: Youth and the Scout Movements First Century (2009).
Proctor has taught world, modern European and women’s history at Wittenberg since 1998. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from the University of Missouri in 1990 and her master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Written By: Ryan Maurer