Wed. February 11, 2015, 5pm, Special Collections & Archives Research Center (5th floor, Valley Library) Panelists: Prof. Anita Helle, Prof. Neil Davison, Prof. Elizabeth Sheehan **Special exhibit of WWI archival materials (Hosted by SCARC, Co-sponsored by SWLF, SHPR, and the Center for the Humanities as part of the “American Conversations” Series)
Town Hall: "Is the US at war? What does war look like today?"
Is the U.S. at war? What does war look like today? This town hall will grapple with these questions and other topics related to conflict in historical perspective as well as issues related to extremism and terrorism and how the U.S. and the world respond to threats of various types now and in the past.
Panel: "Perspectives on World War I a Century Later"
March 9, 2015, 7pm Miller Pavilion, Oregon Historical Society
Join us at the Miller Pavilion at the Oregon Historical Society for a panel discussion on WWI with MIT Professor Christopher Capozzola and OSU Professors Jacob Hamblin, Christopher Nichols, and Kara Ritzheimer, to examine the global dimensions of the conflict, patriotism and nationalism, the legacy of chemical weapons, and the relationship between citizens and the state.
Capozzola will explore the citizenship and nationalism in wartime America and their implications for the present. Nichols will focus on the global dimensions of the war and on new international, historical analyses of the conflict. Hamblin will deploy a science and environment angle to discuss the mobilization of scientists and new technologies with an emphasis on the legacy of chemical weapons, in light of contemporary discussions of war. Ritzheimer will discuss WWI's role in reshaping the relationship between citizens and the state, especially in Germany and vis-a-vis social welfare.
Lecture:“WWI, Citizenship, and the Making of the Modern America”
March 11, 2015, 4pm Oregon State University Campus, Memorial Union, Horizon Room
The First World War marked a fundamental transformation in U.S. citizenship. From Ellis Island to the U.S.-Mexico border, from the voting booth to the draft board to the marriage registry, the choices Americans made during and after World War I resonate a century later.