Edward T. Linenthal is Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington, and served as editor of the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY from 2005-2016. He has been a Sloan Research Fellow in the Arms Control and Defense Policy Program at MIT, where he did the research for his first book, Symbolic Defense: The Cultural Significance of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He is also the author of: Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum, and The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory. He has co-edited several books, including History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past, with Tom Engelhardt; American Sacred Space, with David Chidester; and most recently The Landscape of 9/11: A Photographer’s Journey, with art historian Christiane Gruber and photographer Jonathan Hyman.
Linenthal has served as a Visiting Scholar for the National Park Service and for almost a decade was a member of the Flight 93 Memorial Commission. He co-directs a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History summer Teacher Seminar, “9/11 and American Memory,” at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. He also served on an advisory committee for memorialization of the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway.
Last updated: July 9, 2017