World War I and Its Aftermath, July 16–22, 2017
National WWI Museum and Memorial
This seminar examines the history of the First World War, with emphasis on its origins, scope, and consequences. Through lectures, discussions, and analysis of historical texts, novels, and films, the instructors and participants will assess the revolution in violence between 1914 and 1918 and the obliteration of the distinction between military and civilian targets, culminating in the Armenian genocide of 1915 and the Russian revolution of 1917. We will also explore the failed peace settlement and patterns of remembrance, in war memorials, poetry, novels, and film. In many ways, the catastrophe of the Great War set in motion forces that not only shaped the twentieth century, but are still present today.
Travel & Accommodations
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is in Kansas City, Missouri, approximately 25 miles from Kansas City International Airport, and is easily reached by taxi, car, or shuttle.
Workshop participants will stay in a nearby hotel and will share rooms with other participants. Participants should bring laptops.
Meals will be served in a space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.
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Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108