Dr. James Sedgwick


BAC 448

PHONE: (902) 585-1256
EMAIL: james.sedgwick@acadiau.ca
Twitter: @History_Lives


Sarah Atkinson, "You Would Hardly Know it to Look at Time": Visual Representations of Colonialism in Bessie Lockhart's Scrapbboks (archival thesis, completed) - 2015-2016

Mercedes Peters, A Respectable Solution to the Indian Problem: Canadian Genocidal Intent, Non-Physical Conceptions of Destruction and Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq 1867-1970 (thesis completed) - 2015-2016

Alex Quesnel, American Diplomacy through the Lens of Non-State Actors: The China Hands, The China Lobby, and the Chinese Civil War (thesis completed) – 2014-2015

Yuan Jianda, ‘I Want to Light a Fire’: Resisting Russian and Japanese Imperialism in Manchuria, 1895-1945 (thesis completed) – 2013-2014

Will Cann, Leaps of Faith: Effectiveness of Airborne Operations in World War II (thesis completed) – 2013-2014


“Crying Shame: War Crimes, Sexual Violence, and the Cost of Speaking Out.” Acta Academica [Special Issue: Silence after Violence and the Imperative to ‘Speak Out’] 47:1 (2015). 60-77

“A People’s Court: Emotion, Participant Experiences, and the Shaping of Postwar Justice at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 1946-1948.” Diplomacy & Statecraft 22, no. 3 (September 2011). 480-499.

“Memory on Trial: Constructing and Contesting the ‘Rape of Nanking’ at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 1946-1948.” Modern Asian Studies 43, no. 5 (September 2009). 1229-54.


“Observing Pain, Pain in Observing: Collateral Emotions in International Justice.” In Rob Boddice (ed.) Pain and Emotion in Modern History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

“Internationales Strafrecht: Zur Entwicklung einer Disziplin” [International Criminal Law: The Development of a Discipline]. In Bernd Greiner, Tim B. Müller and Klaas Voß (eds.), Das Erbe des Kalten Krieges [Legacies of the Cold War]. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2013. 327-343.

“Brother, Black Sheep, or Bastard? Situating the Tokyo Trial in the Nuremberg Legacy, 1946-1948.” In Beth Griech-Polelle (ed.), The Nuremberg Trials and Their Policy Consequences Today. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlaggesellschaft, 2009. 63-76.

Other Published Works:

The Justice E. H. Northcroft Tokyo War Crimes Trial Collection: A Working Inventory. Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Library, 2004.