"Commemorating Catastrophe: Remembering the First World War 100 Years On"
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons
Presenter: Jay Winter Professor of History, 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 to 2001. He won an Emmy award as co-producer and historian of “The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century,” an 8-hour television series shown on the BBC and PBS in 1996. 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.
About the Borah Symposium
The University of Idaho’s 2014 Borah Symposium will examine how World War I changed the face of modern warfare. The symposium theme is “The Legacy of WWI: The Making of the Modern World.” In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of the Great War, the symposium will look at the collision of old ideas of valor and idealism with modern technology, which led to the greatest loss of life in recorded history up to that point. Additionally, World War I reconstructed the map of the world by creating new unstable countries that would be the source of future conflicts. Other symposium events will be April 7-9. View Schedule of Events