Recovery Innovation Technology Summit (RITS) hosted by UW-Madison Missing in Action Project

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February 22, 2023 to February 24, 2023
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Anthropology, Diplomacy and International Relations, Maritime History / Studies, Military History

The Recovery Innovation Technology Summit (RITS)

Be a part of the inaugural Recovery Innovation Technology Summit (RITS 2023), a diverse assembly of academics, independent scholars, and non-profit recovery and identification groups devoted to researching cold cases and innovating technologies that contribute to the recovery of our missing. The summit, organized and hosted by the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project, will create a networking opportunity for interdisciplinary groups and scholars who do similar work.  The summit will welcome participation from researchers and individuals, who focus  on the recovery of missing individuals.

Your participation will support the efforts to build and grow this network of experts in the hopes of creating collaborations that will enhance the recovery of missing individuals. Register here:   

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Vaneesa Cook, PhD
MIA Historian

Dr. Vaneesa Cook received her PhD in US history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, and has taught a variety of history courses at UW-Whitewater, Queen’s University (Ontario), and UW-Madison.  In Spring 2020, she taught HIS 428, the Military Experience, at UW-Madison. She taught a Missing in Action Historical Research seminar in Spring and Fall 2022.  Her research and writing interests include political history, diplomatic history, foreign policy, and military history.  She is involved in historical case management and public relations, and she oversees the historical and archival research volunteer staff for the UW MIA-RIP.

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