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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!):
- Frank C. Zagare, The Games of July: Explaining the Great War (2011)
- Jeremy Black, The Great War and the Making of the Modern World (2011)
- Karen Petrone, The Great War in Russian Memory (2011)
- Neiberg, Michael S., Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (2011)
- Heike Liebau, ed., The World in World Wars: Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from Africa and Asia (2010)
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:
- Alan Sharp, Consequences of Peace: The Versailles Settlement: Aftermath and Legacy 1919-2010 (2010)
- Hugh Purcell, Maharajah of Bikaner: India (2010)
- Andrew Dalby, South East Asia: Prince Charoon and Others (2010)
- Michael Streeter, Central America and the Caribbean (2010)
Click here for a list of our holdings in this series.