William Chapman is the Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa(UHM). Educated at Columbia (M.S. in Historic Preservation) and at Oxford University (D.Phil. in Anthropology), Chapman is a frequent contributor to UNESCO projects, serving as reviewer for World Heritage nominations. A four-time Fulbright scholar (Italy,Cambodia, and twice in Thailand), his latest publication is Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia: A Traveler’s Guide through History, Ruins, and Landscapes (Bangkok and Honolulu: River Books and University of Hawai‘i Press, 2018). Chapman previously served as the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at UHM.
Sabina Tanović is an architect and independent researcher focused on memorial architecture. Sabina holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Her current research focuses on contemporary European memory and the construction of architectural commemorative projects. In her book Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present, (Cambridge University Press, 2019), she discusses commissioning processes and design strategies in European memorial projects. She is the designer of the concept proposal for the Memorial Museum and Research Center Tunnel D-B in Sarajevo.
Yujin Yaguchi is a Professor at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies of the University of Tokyo. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. From 2001 to 2002, he was a Fulbright visiting scholar to UC Santa Cruz and the East-West Center (Honolulu). He has published and presented widely in Japanese and English on the intercultural dynamics of Japan-Pacific-US relations. He is the author of five books in Japanese and also an editor of Shinjuwan wo Kataru: Rekishi, Kioku, Kyoiku[Narrating Pearl Harbor: History, Memories, Education] from the University of Tokyo Press (2011).
Peter Larkham is Professor of Planning at Birmingham City University, UK. He has researched and published widely on post-war reconstruction, urban form and conservation. His recent publications include Authentic Reconstruction(2018, edited with John Bold and Rob Pickard) and Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction(2014, edited with John Pendlebury and Erdem Erten).
Mark Helbling is an Emeritus professor of American Studies (U. Hawaii-Manoa). In addition to teaching in the Department of American Studies,he has taught in Tanzania (1964-6); Fulbright Tunisia (1976-7); Fulbright Ivory Coast (1984-5); Fulbright Germany (196-7) Paris, France (Study Abroad—1993,1995, 1999, 2013).He is now retired.His research interests include:The Harlem Renaissance; The Response of African Americans to Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris; and the French Response to Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris. In addition to academic writing, Helbling has published poetry and fiction.
Kostis Kourelis is an architectural historian who specializes in the archaeology of the Mediterranean from the medieval to the modern periods. He also investigates how medieval material culture has shaped modern notions of identity, space, and aesthetics particularly during the 1930s. Research on the archaeology of labor includes surveys of deserted villages in Greece and oil-boom man camps in North Dakota. His publications include Houses of the Morea: Vernacular Architecture of the Northwest Peloponnesos (1205-1955),The Archaeology of Xenitia: Greek Immigration and Material Culture, Punk Archaeology, “Byzantine Houses and Modern Fictions: Domesticating Mystras in 1930s Greece” and”“Byzantium and the Avant-Garde: Excavations at Corinth, 1920s-1930s.”
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