Borah Symposium Plenary Address, “Legacies of the Great War on the Modern Era”
Monday, April 7 at 7 PM
Location: SUB International Ballroom
Presented by Dr. Jay Winter, Professor at Yale University
Jay Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He was a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Lecturer, then Reader in Modern History at Cambridge from 1979-2001. He won an Emmy award as co-producer and historian of the 8-hour television series shown on the BBC and the American PBS in 1996, entitled ‘The Great War and the shaping of the twentieth century’. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995), published in French in 2007. With Antoine Prost, he is author of The Great War in History (2004) and René Cassin and the Rights of Man. From the Great War to the Universal Declaration (2013). He is editor-in-chief of the three-volume Cambridge History of the First World War, published in French in 2013 and in English in 2014. He is a founder of the Historial de la grande guerre, the museum of the Great War at Péronne, Somme, France.