What: Remembering World War I: 1914-2014, free presentation, lecture and roundtable discussion on 100th anniversary of the First World War
When: Wednesday, November 12, 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: ART386, Arts building, 1147 Research Rd., UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, UBC is organizing a roundtable discussion: Remembering World War 1: 1914-2014. This free presentation and roundtable is from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, in lecture room ART386, Arts building, 1147 Research Rd., UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna.
The First World War was a watershed in European and world history, the end of comfortable western liberal presumptions, the beginning of the end of European ascendency, and the dawn of an age of extremes. The 100th anniversary of the Great War of 1914 is an opportunity to reflect, reconsider and to remember the causes, impacts and consequences of what has been called the “Cataclysm in World History.”
UBC scholars have a wide interest in and understanding of the First World War, and the roundtable discussion is an opportunity to engage with colleagues, and with a wider audience as well.
Presenters and topics include:
- Carl Hodge – The Road to Stalemate: Diplomacy and War Fighting
- Maury Williams – The Instigator: The Habsburgs and their Balkan Problem
- James Hull – Science, Technology and the First World War
- Peter Russell – Canada and the Great War
- Christopher Craig – The First World War and Asia
- Todd Campbell – The Great War at Sea
- Brigitte Le Normand – World War I and Modern Eastern Europe
Pay parking is available on campus.
Remembering World War I: 1914-2014 is a presentation of the Department of History, I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.