Fall 2018 Thursday Lecture Series
Thursdays, October 18 to December 6, 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon
Fairfield Senior’ Centre, 81 Lothian Avenue, Etobicoke
“The Great War and the World: 1918 and its Legacies”
Coordinator and Presenter: Dr. Arne Kislenko, Department of History, Ryerson University
Course Overview: This series will have 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: the US domestic context, the British Empire in 1918 and the effects of the war, the Russian revolution and defeat in the war, Germany after 1918, impact of WWI on Canada, the war’s effects on science and technology, colonialism (especially in South Asia) and the effects of the war on nationalisms. The series is coordinated by Dr. Kislenko who, in his lecture, will link these slightly disparate topics and provide an overview of the Paris Peace Conference.
Researcher/Committee Contact and Chair: Jo Ann Wilton