Nanovic Institute Lecture Series: 1914-World War I-2014


Location: Annenberg Auditorium

In the London SuburbsJean Louis Forain (French, 1852-1931), In the London Suburbs, from series The School of the Neutral, 1915, lithograph, 15.13 x 22.25 inches (plate). Gift of Stuart and Beverly Denenberg, 2011.038.016

On the centennial anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies presents a series of lectures by historians focused on new data and interpretations. What has been mistaken or overlooked in standard histories? What new data sheds light on the war’s causes? Did old empires disappear entirely? What were the long-term effects of the war on the environment? Join us for fresh looks at the catastrophe that in many ways defined modern Europe.

November Speaker
Jonathan Gumz
Lecturer of Modern History
University of Birmingham, U.K.

Violence, Military Occupation, and the First World War: Rethinking Paradigms


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