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The War to End All Wars

‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’
Held at Ohio State University October 27 & 28, 2016

January 3, 2017

Shell Shock: Core Insights of the Recent Historiography
by Professor Mark Micale

Introductory poetry reading
Dulce et Decorum Est
by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Read by Kahla Tisdale, MFA actor

Speaker

Mark Micale is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD from Yale University. Professor Micale’s specializations include European intellectual history, the history of medicine (especially psychiatry), gender and masculinity studies, and modern France. Among his publications are Discovering the History of Psychiatry (1994), Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry, and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930 (2001), and Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness (2008).

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‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’
Held at Ohio State University October 27 & 28, 2016

December 27, 2016

WWI and the Emerging Laws of War
by Professor John Quigley

Introductory poetry reading
Picnic, July 1917
by Rose Macaulay (1881-1958)
Read by Zack Meyer and Sara Perry, MFA actors

Speaker

John Quigley is President’s Club Professor Emeritus of Law, Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. Before joining the Ohio State faculty in 1969, Professor Quigley was a research scholar at Moscow State University, and a research associate in comparative law at Harvard Law School, where he received his degrees. Professor Quigley teaches International Law and Comparative Law. In 1982-83 he was a visiting professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Professor Quigley is active in international human rights work. His numerous publications include books and articles on human rights, the United Nations, war and peace, east European law, African law, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’
Held at Ohio State University October 27 & 28, 2016

December 19, 2016

War, Death, and Remembrance in 1914-1918
by Professor Bruno Cabanes

Introductory poetry reading
"Break of Day in the Trenches"
by Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)
Read by Linnea Bond, MFA actor

Speaker

Bruno Cabanes is the Donald G. & Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History.
He received his Ph.D., with distinction, from the Université Paris I- Panthéon Sorbonne, and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, from the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Prior to coming to the Ohio State University, he taught for nine years at Yale University. He is the author of several books on World War I and its aftermath, including The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 (Cambridge University Press), winner of the AHA Paul Birdsall Prize 2016, and August 1914: France, the Great War and a Month that Changed the World Forever(Yale University Press), finalist of a prestigious French book award, the Prix Fémina for nonfiction in 2014.

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‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’
Held at Ohio State University October 27 & 28, 2016

December 12, 2016

The Redefinition of Battle: Verdun and the Somme, 1916
by Sir Hew Strachan

Speaker

Sir Hew Strachan, FRSE, Hon D. Univ (Paisley)
was Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford until 2015, and is now Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. He is an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His recent books include The First World War: Volume 1: To Arms (2001), The First World War: An Illustrated History (2003; related to a multi-part television series and translated into many languages), Clausewitz’s On War: A Biography (2007), and The Direction of War (2013). He is the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (revised edition, 2014), and a clutch of volumes arising from his Directorship of the Oxford Changing Character of War Programme. He is a member of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, the Defence Academy Advisory Board, and the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and has been a specialist advisor to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Security Strategy in the recently dissolved Parliament. He is a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum and a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner, and serves on the both the United Kingdom’s and Scotland’s national advisory panels for the centenary of the First World War.

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‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’
Held at Ohio State University October 27 & 28, 2016

December 5, 2016

Financing the First World War
by Professor Jennifer Siegel

Introductory poetry reading
"The Song of Mud"
by Mary Borden (1886-1968)
Read by Blake Edwards, Joe Kopyt, and Ambre Shoneff, MFA actors

Speaker

Jennifer Siegel
joined the OSU Department of History in the fall of 2003. She received her PhD at Yale University. Professor Siegel specializes in modern European diplomatic and military history, with a focus on Britain, France, and ImperialRussia. She is the author of For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars (2014), and Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (2002). She has published articles on intelligence history, and co-edited Intelligence  and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (2005).

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‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’
Held at Ohio State University October 27 & 28, 2016

November 27, 2016

The Military History of World War I, 1914-1918
by Professor Peter Mansoor

Introductory poetry reading
"To Germany"
by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1885-1915)
Read by Benito Lara, MFA actor
AND
"The Dancers (During a Great Battle, 1916)"
by Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)
Read by Mandy Mitchell, MFA actor

Speaker

Peter Mansoor,
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), is the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History and a frequent commentator in the media on national security affairs. He assumed his position at OSU in 2008, after a 26-year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service as the executive officer to General David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multi-
National Force-Iraq. Professor Mansoor received his PhD from the Ohio State University. He is the author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 (1999), awarded the Society for Military History book of the year, Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq (2008), awarded the Ohioana Library Association nonfiction book of the year, and Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War (2013), a finalist for the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Military History Prize.

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