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Fall 2018 Thursday Lecture Series

Thursdays, October 18 to December 6, 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon
Fairfield Senior’s Centre, 81 Lothian Avenue, Etobicoke

The Great War and The World: 1918 And Its Legacies

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Coordinator: Dr. Arne Kislenko, Department of History, Ryerson University

Course Overview:This series will feature a variety of lecturers from Ryerson University each talking about an aspect of the impact of WWI internationally and (importantly) what it has meant for our identities and the world order in general today. Individual sessions will focus in turn on different aspects, such as the British Empire in 1918, the Russian revolution, the impact of WWI on Canada, the war’s effects on science and technology, and the emergence of nationalism in India. The series is coordinated by Dr. Kislenko who, in introductory and concluding lectures, will link these topics and provide an overview of the war’s many legacies

October 18        Ending War and Constructing Peace:The Paris Conference and a New World Order

Dr. Arne Kislenko, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

October 25        Canada 1918

Dr. Patrice Dutil, Dept. of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

November 1      From Lawrence of Arabia to the Making of ISIS:The Middle East and the First World War

Dr. Peter Vronsky, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

November 8     Russia- From War to Revolution

Dr. Katherine Zubovich, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

November 15   The British Empire and the First World War

Dr. Martin Greig, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

November 22 Shouldering Empire:India and World War

Dr. Janam Mukherjee, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

November 29 Invention and Science in the First World War

Dr. Jennifer Hubbard, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

December 6     Making Sense of the Great War:The Many Legacies of 1918 in the World Today

Dr. Arne Kislenko, Dept. of History, Ryerson University

Researcher/Committee Contact and Chair: Jo Ann Wilton