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The Wisconsin World War I Centennial Commission, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Society, and War in Society and Culture Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host World War 100: A Centennial Symposium on October 27-28, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Guest Scholars:

  • Sir Hew Strachan, Professor of International Relations, University of St. Andrews
  • John Cooper, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • David McDonald, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin,-Madison
  • Bruno Cabanes, Professor, Donald G. & Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, The Ohio State University
  • Holly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
  • Jennifer Keene, Professor of History, Chapman University
  • Michael Neiberg, Chair in War Studies, U.S. Army War College

Schedule:

Friday, October 27, 2017

2:00-4:45 p.m. Visit the new WWI exhibit: WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front (Wisconsin Veterans Museum)
5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration open & Reception (Overture Center)
6:00-6:10 p.m. Introductory Remarks
6:10-7:45 p.m. Roundtable: “Woodrow Wilson in the World’s Eyes” Featuring Sir Hew Strachan and Professors John Cooper, David McDonald & Bruno Cabanes
8:00-9:00 p.m. Film Preview of “Dawn of the Red Arrow“

Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Wisconsin Historical Society)
7:30-10:30 a.m. Registration open (Wisconsin Historical Society)
8:30-10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Bruno Cabanes, “Rights, not Charity. France, the Great War and the Rights of War Victims” (Wisconsin Historical Society)
9:45-10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Holly Case, “The Great War in the Age of Questions” (Wisconsin Historical Society)
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration open (Pyle Center)

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel Sessions I (Pyle Center)
Cultural Mobilization in the United States Location: 209
Shifting Gender Norms in Wartime Location: 213
Poland and the First World War Location: 313
America Prepares for War Location: 325
Wisconsin’s Great War – I Location: Pyle Auditorium
Conscription and Resistance Location: 309

12:20-1:40 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker, (Pyle Center)
Keynote Speaker: Michael Neiberg, “America Responds to the War in Europe, 1914-1917”

1:45-2:50 p.m. Panel Sessions II (Pyle Center)
Colonial Soldiers in a Global War Location:209
World War I and the Environment Location: 309
Wisconsin’s Great War-II Location: Pyle Auditorium
Enforcing Loyalty: World War I and Civil Liberties Location: 313
A War of Firsts: Technology in WWI Location: 325

2:55-4:00 p.m. Panel Sessions III (Pyle Center)
The Great War’s Forgotten Front: the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire Location: 313
Medicine and Healing in the Great War Location: 213
Wisconsin’s Great War-III Location: Pyle Auditorium
The War’s Contested Legacy Location: 209
Germany’s Contested Legacies Location: 309

4:30-5:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Keene, “What did it all Mean? Americans and World War I" (Wisconsin Historical Society)
5:45-6:45 p.m. Reception (Wisconsin Historical Society-Lobby & Reading Room)

About Madison:

Madison, Wisconsin is the state capitol and the location of the University of Madison-Wisconsin. In the downtown area THERE are numerous restaurants as well as the UW, WVM, WHS and other sites of interest. For more information about Madison go to www.visitmadison.com/ Madison is readily accessed by car via the interstate system, via bus, and Dane County Regional Airport is served by several airlines and is 10 minutes by taxi or hotel shuttle from downtown and the campus.


Learn more about Wisconsin in World War I at https://bit.ly/ww100wi

Session passes will be available as room permits the day of the paper presentations (Saturday), and the final featured speaker's presentation Saturday afternoon will be open to the public. Session passes may be available online prior to the symposium as space permits.

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