A friend and colleague was recently interviewed about Scotland and Scottish History; and I’m pleased to republish the transcript here. Interview with Matthew Dziennik Originally posted on December 18, 2016 at GaelicUSA …on Scottish Highland military history, engagement with empire, stereotypes of natives, and more … Matthew Dziennik was raised in the village of KingussieContinue reading “INTERVIEW DR. MATTHEW DZIENNIK”

PTSD, Peacekeeping, and Politics by Adam Montgomery

(It’s an honour to have Dr Adam Montgomery share his thoughts on trauma, the military, and PTSD. You can read more of his work in a forthcoming book, The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan.) A bit of shameless self-promotion. Thanks @LucRichert for giving me the spaceContinue reading “PTSD, Peacekeeping, and Politics by Adam Montgomery”

New Tattoo Rules and the Marines

Tattoos and the military have a long history. Modern popular culture credits the U.S. Navy with introducing the art of tattooing to the United States in the early 1900s, when sailors returning from distant lands displayed their skin-art. According to Staff Sgt. Stephanie van Geete, while “the times have changed, the military’s love affair with tattoos hasContinue reading “New Tattoo Rules and the Marines”