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.
Assistant Professor, History
University of Notre Dame
The Great War's Forgotten Realm: Revisiting the Habsburg Monarchy's First World War
For a long time historians have seen the First World War as the last nail in the coffin for the dying Habsburg Empire. Notre Dame's own Historian John Deak will talk about new, emerging perspectives that fundamentally call into question this classic interpretation and what it may mean for central European history and our understanding of the First World War.