History Department Event: The First World War: An Appraisal of Global Origins and Legacies

Gas attack. Funk holes in the trenches. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Format: Gelatin silver photographic print. Notes: Exhibition of war photographs / taken by Capt. F. Hurley, August 1917- August 1918 (no.51) From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

2014 will mark the centennial of the “Great War,” later known as World War I. Originally often alled “the war to end all wars” because of the unprecedented scale of destruction it saw, World War I continues to intrigue us. In anticipation of this anniversary, the Association of Historians at Georgia State University is pleased to sponsor a roundtable titled “The First World War: A Centennial Appraisal of Global Origins and Legacies,” on Friday April 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.in the Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, General Classroom Building.

Roundtable participants include:

  • Dr. John W. Steinberg, Georgia Southern University
  • Dr. Ian C. Fletcher, Georgia State University
  • Dr. Pamela Sezgin, Gainesville State College
  • Dr. Steve Sabol, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact mclegg1@gsu.edu.

To learn more about the global origins and implications of the Great War, see these new resources available at the GSU Library (among our many other resources on World War I!):

Additionally, Haus Publishing’s Makers of the Modern World series focuses on the impact of World War I and the Versailles settlement worldwide, with emphasis on national leaders. Titles include:

Click here for a list of our holdings in this series.

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