The War to end all Wars Lecture Series

The War to End All Wars

wereldoorlog •World War•第一次世界大戦•Weltkrieg• светски рат•
•世界大战• Guerra mondiale•
Guerre mondiale•الحرب العالمية• Мировая война
dünya savaşı•Guerra Mundial 

‘The War to end all Wars’

A lecture series exploring the First World War from literary and historical perspectives

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.




 Spring 2014

Andrew Sobanet (Georgetown) on ‘Pacifism and the Rise of Stalinism in France: A Legacy of World War I’ (Feb. 6, 2014, 4:30pm in ICC 462) Read the lecture abstract here. The Hoya published an article about this first lecture in the series, as well!

Helmut Schneider (Bonn and Rutgers) on ‘»Kulturkrieg«: Germany’s Crusade Against »Civilization«’ (Feb. 24, 2014, 4:30pm in ICC 450) Read the lecture abstract here

Mustafa Aksakal (Georgetown) on ‘Ottoman Perspectives on the First World War’ (March 20, 2014, 4:30pm in Healy 104) Read The Hoya's article about the lecture here.

Christopher Clark (Cambridge) on ‘1914 Revisited: How Europe went to War’ (April 10, 2014, 5:15pm in *McNeir Hall* new location!) Read the lecture abstract here. The School of Foreign Service published an article about the event on their homepage!

Fall 2014

Michael Kazin (Georgetown) on on ‘The American Movement against the Great War: Its Rise, Defeat, and Legacy’ (Sept. 25, 2014, 12-2pm, ICC 301 McGhee Library) Read the lecture abstract here.

Roger Chickering (Georgetown) on ‘Imperial Germany's Peculiar War, 1914-1918’ (Oct. 23, 2014, 4:15-6:00pm, Healy Hall 104) 

Jingyuan Zhang (Georgetown) on ‘Literary Responses in China to the End of the First World War’ (Nov. 6, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm, ICC 462)

Todd Kontje (UC San Diego) on ‘Reflections of a Political Man: The Great War as Turning Point in the Work of Thomas Mann’ (Nov. 20, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm, ICC 450) Read the lecture abstract here.

Co-sponsored by the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the Department of German, and the Department of History; organized by Anna von der Goltz (BMW CGES/History) and Peter C. Pfeiffer (German).