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Responses to WWI: Stadiums, Quarantines, Altruism &

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4 p.m.

  • Where: Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Dr
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: All ages

Description

Explore the many ways in which the Great War changed the world, from prisoner of war camps in Switzerland, to resistance movements in Belgium, memorial stadiums in the U.S., and a quarantine law in Kansas. A panel of KU staff and undergraduates will share research they conducted for doctoral dissertations and senior honors theses. Panelists include:




  • Howard Graham, Associate Director, Academic Programs, Office of First-Year Experience, “War Stadium:  The Political Geography of Memorial Stadiums”

  • Nicole Perry, Assistant Director, Center for Undergraduate Research, “The Legacy of WWI for Sexuality and Women’s Health in Kansas”

  • Holden Zimmerman, History, German Studies, European Studies, “Dropping Straight in from Hell to Heaven: Internment Camps in Switzerland during WWI”

  • Matt Dunn, History, European Studies, French, “The Lion, the Rooster, and the Union: National Identities in Belgium during World War I”



Moderator: Associate Professor Nathan Wood, History. Reception to follow. Hosted by the Dole Institute of Politics in partnership with the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration, which is coordinated by the European Studies Program.


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