Williams College to Host Conference on World War I

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 25, 2014—Diplomatic History, the journal for the study of U.S. diplomatic relations, will host a workshop at Williams College on Saturday, April 19, to mark the centenary of World War I. The conference is titled “Legacies of the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration,” and the proceedings will be published in the September 2014 issue of the journal. The workshop, with panels held in a roundtable format, will take place in Griffin Hall, room 3. The event is free and open to the public.

Scholars attending the conference will focus on themes including the war’s effect on international law, the ways in which Americans experienced the war both at home and on the battlefront, Woodrow Wilson and his legacy for global studies, the war’s legacy for international relations, the place of religion in the war’s legacy, and the effects of the war on U.S. immigration law and regulation and migration patterns to the United States.

There will be four panels, each lasting 90 minutes. For more information and speaker biographies, please go to http://leadership-studies.williams.edu/news-events.

This event is sponsored by the Stanley Kaplan Program in American

Foreign Policy.

The full schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.  The War Over Legacies

David Mayers of Boston University will chair the panel discussion between Anders Stephanson of Columbia University and Akire Iriye of Harvard University.

10:45 a.m. The World Reconfigured

Nicole Phelps of the University of Vermont will chair the panel discussion. Participants include Erez Manela of Harvard University, Matt Jacobs of University of Florida, and Klaus Schwabe of the Aachen Historical Institute.

1:45 p.m. Worlds of New Relationships

Daniel Gorman of the University of Waterloo will chair the panel discussion. Participants include Dietmar Rothermund of the University of Heidelberg, Christopher Capozzola of MIT, and Andrew Preston of the University of Cambridge.

3:30 p.m. Wars at Home

Gretchen Heefner of Northeastern University will chair the panel discussion. Participants include Julia Irwin of the University of South Florida, Michael Adas of Rutgers University, and Michael Neiberg of the United States Army War College.

The event is sponsored by the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy.

For building locations on the Williams campus, please consult the map outside the driveway entrance to the Security Office located in Hopkins Hall on Main Street (Rte. 2), next to the Thompson Memorial Chapel, or call the Office of Communications (413) 597-4277. The map can also be found on the web at www.williams.edu/map

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Published March 25, 2014