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Dixie's Great War: World War I and the American South
October 6 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Register today and plan to attend the one-day symposium, “Dixie’s Great War: World War I and the American South,” to be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Ferguson Center Great Hall on The University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
This program, cohosted by Professor John Giggie and Professor Andrew Huebner, will feature internationally renowned scholars of the First World War from around the country:
- Mobilizing for the Great War — Jennifer Keene, Chapman University; Ross Kennedy, Illinois State University; Michael Neiberg, US Army War College
- Fighting the Great War Over Here — Jessica Adler, Florida International University; Nancy Bristow, University of Pudget Sound; Marty Olliff, Troy University
- Fighting the Great War Over There — Ruth Truss, University of Montevallo; Kara Dixon Vuic, Texas Christian University; Chad Williams, Brandeis University
- Finding Meaning in the Great War — Jonathan Ebel, University of Illinois; Derryn Moten, Alabama State University; Steve Trout, University of South Alabama
Panels will focus on the war’s political, social and cultural impact on the South in general as well as Alabama in particular.
The symposium is FREE and open to the public, though registration is required. A reception will follow the closing of the last session, and books by the participating scholars will be available for purchase.