Steven Bare, Ph.D.

Instructor of History

Program: History

Phone: 419-783-2523

Email: sbare@defiance.edu

Steve Bare

TEACHING INTERESTS

United States history, public history, historical memory, battlefield tourism, military theory, popular & material culture

RESEARCH FIELDS

Landscapes of memory, historical memory, material culture, battlefield tourism, historic architecture

PRESENTATIONS

"The American Built Environment," Lourdes University LifeLong Learning Program, Lourdes University, Sylvania, Ohio, March 2020.

"Joyeux Noël: The Peculiar Christmas Truce of 1914," Lourdes University LifeLong Learning Program, Lourdes University, Sylvania, Ohio, December 2019.

"Civil War 'Stuff' and Material Culture," Lourdes University LifeLong Learning Program, Lourdes University, Sylvania, Ohio, Summer 2019.

"Bivouacs of the Dead, Landscapes of Memory: The ABMC Administered WWI Cemeteries and Memorials," Memories of World War I: Cultural Representations of and Political Reactions to the "Great War," University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, November 2018.

"Bivouacs of the Dead: A Case Study of American Military Cemeteries," Bentley Lecture Series, Ft, Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio, April 2018.

"Teaching History By Lightning: The Old South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction on the Silver Screen," Ninth Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, April 2018.

"On to Richmond (Again)!: Selling the Capital of the Former Confederacy, 1884 - 1894," Eighth Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, April 2017.

"Returning to Dixie: Union Veteran's Memories of the Civil War, 1890-1914," Ohio Academy of Historians Annual Conference, University of Kent, Kent, Ohio, April 2016.

"Bivouac of the Dead: A History of American Military Cemeteries and Case Study of Four American Military Cemeteries," Phi Alpha Theta Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, November 2014.

PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES
"The Flowering of Reconciliation: Union and Confederate Veterans' Joint Encampments," Tennessee Historical Quarterly (Forthcoming, 2020/2021).

"American Civil War Pilgrimages: Journeys in Memory and Liminality," Essays in History
(Submitted, 2020).

BOOK REVIEWS
A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac. By Zachary A. Fry. Reviewed for The Lincoln Herald, Fall/Winter 2020.

Remembering World War I in America. By Kimberly J. Lamay Licursi. Reviewed for the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Summer 2020.

The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky. By Randolph Paul Runyon. Reviewed for The Lincoln Herald, February 2019.

My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place. By Mark Snell. Reviewed for The Lincoln Herald, November 2016.

Inventing Custer: The Making of an American Legend. By Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown. Reviewed for the Society for Military History, October 2016.

Contributor to Tropics of Meta blog: "Jeff Davis's Ghost: The Long Battle Over the Memory of the Civil War" (2015); "Remembering a Forgotten War: Memorial Day and World War I" (2015).

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Modern American History, University of Toledo
M.H.P. in Heritage Preservation, Georgia State University
M.S. in Education, Nova Southeastern University
B.A. in History, University of South Florida