World War I and the Birth of the Modern World

A Lecture Series on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of World War I

Free Public Lecture Series, Fall 2014

World War I was the seminal catastrophe of the 20th Century and shaped the modern world like few other events. In this lecture series, distinguished experts from UCSD explore the impact of World War I on politics, culture, and society in Europe, the Middle East, and in the United States. How did World War I give rise to the defining features of the ensuing century? Why did the war to end all warslead to unprecedented violence? And what are its enduring legacies in the present?

All Lectures will be held in the Great Hall of International House on the UCSD campus.
Doors open: 6:30pm; Lectures: 7:00-8:30pm
Date Lecture

OCT
14

Steven Cassedy, UCSD, Professor of Literature
The Western World on the Brink: World War I and Modernism

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OCT
21

Frank Biess, UCSD, Professor of History
Mass Death: World War I and the History of Twentieth Century Violence

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NOV
04

Pamela Radcliff, UCSD, Professor of History
World War I and the Age of Extremes

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NOV
18

Michael Provence, UCSD, Professor of History
Self-Determination: World War I and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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DEC
02

Rebecca Plant, UCSD, Professor of History
Over Here: World War I and the "American Century"

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Co-Sponsored by the European Studies Lecture Series, the UCSD Humanities Center, the Department of History, the International House, Revelle College, and Eleanor Roosevelt College.

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Events Contact

Megan Murphy
IICAS Event Coordinator
iicas-events@ucsd.edu