Dr. Richard Byers, Associate Professor of History, is a
native of Adelaide, Australia. He received his B.A. and Honours
Degree in History from the University of Adelaide, and his Ph.D.
from the University of Georgia. His research interests include
history, memory and experience, contextualism, world history,
digitization, and modern Europe. He is
currently preparing a book on the achievements and career of Hugo
German aviation pioneer. Since joining the department in 2002, he has
taught classes in Graduate Historiography, Historiography, Modern
War Two, America in the World, World Civilization surveys and the
Modern Middle East. Over the next
year he will also teach classes on Modern Europe, Modern Southeast
Asia, and the Holocaust.
He is also co-editor of Etudes Historiques
the History & Philosophy Department's online undergraduate research
journal, and Director of the History & Philosophy Department
Wikipedia Editing Project.