WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM

Date: January 1 - October 28, 2017
Location: Overture Center, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Society, Pyle Center (downtown Madison/Campus)
City: Madison
Contact: Steven Oreck, M.A., M.D.
Host: World War I Centennial Commission, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Society and UW-Madison
SAVE THE DATE

OCTOBER 27- 28, 2017  

 WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM

 


 

The Wisconsin World War I Centennial CommissionWisconsin Veterans MuseumWisconsin Historical Society, and War in Society and Culture Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host World War 100: A Centennial Symposium on October 27-28, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin.     

Speakers:

Bruno Cabanes, Professor & Donald G. & Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, Ohio State University

Holly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

Jennifer Keene, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

Michael Neiberg, Chair in War Studies, U.S. Army War College 

Schedule:

Featured Speakers, paper presentations, and exhibits and tours at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Wisconsin Historical Society. *Detailed schedule coming soon*

Call for Papers:

This conference brings together scholars from myriad fields to examine the legacies of the war in its global, imperial, national, and local dimensions.  We invite proposals on a broad range of topics on the cultural, social, and political dimensions of the conflict and from a variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives. We particularly encourage papers that are interpretive in nature and that engage the numerous ways in which the war has continued to inform global and local experiences in the past century. Special programming will be dedicated to the war’s effects on Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s contributions to the war. 

Deadline: May 1st send a title, a brief description of the paper (250 words max.), and a two-page vitae t ww100@lists.wisc.edu. Panel and roundtable proposals should include an additional rationale for the panel as a whole.

 

Registration: more information coming soon

Hotel Information: 

The symposium has reserved a block of rooms at the Pyle Center (one of the sites of the symposium and easy walking distance to other sites) http://bit.ly/wwi27oct

A list of other hotels convenient (within 15 minutes walking distance) to symposium sites is below.

 Concourse Hotel:                   (800) 356-8293

DoubleTree by Hilton:            (855) 275-4790

The Edgewater Hotel:            (608) 535-8200

 Hampton Inn & Suites:           (844) 205-9992

   Park Hotel:                             (608) 285-8000 

About Madison: 

Madison, Wisconsin is the state capitol and the location of the University of Madison-Wisconsin. In the downtown area THERE are numerous restaurants as well as the UW, WVM, WHS and other sites of interest. For more information about Madison go to www.visitmadison.com/. Madison is readily accessed by car via the interstate system, via bus, and Dane County Regional Airport is served by several airlines and is 10 minutes by taxi or hotel shuttle from downtown and the campus.

 *Continue to check this website for updated information*

Learn more about Wisconsin in World War I at  https://bit.ly/ww100wi

 

                                

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.