Panel will address World War I topics, including memorial stadiums

Fri, 03/02/2018

LAWRENCE — Explore the many ways in which World War I 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. KU staff and undergraduates will share research they conducted for doctoral dissertations and senior honors theses at “Responses to WWI: Stadiums, Quarantines, Altruism & Resistance.”

The event will take place at 4 p.m. March 8. A reception will follow. 
 
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 and 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.”

Nathan Wood, associate professor of history, will serve as the moderator.

The event is 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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