Fall 2014 Lecture Series

The Great War and the Modern World

To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, the History Lecture Series returned this fall with presentations by four of our own faculty members on the topic “The Great War and the Modern World.” The lectures considered themes of domination, integration, and betrayal, the transition from empires to nation-states, the tension between “home fronts” and “battle fronts,” and the impact of the Great War on European intellectual traditions.


November 5, 2014, Raymond Jonas: Domination, Integration, and Betrayal


November 12, 2014, Devin Naar: From Empires to Nation-States


November 19, 2014, Jordanna Bailkin: Home Fronts and Battle Fronts


December 3, 2014, John Toews: Cultural Death and Radical Hope