Join the Capitol Park Museum for a discussion on the nature and impact of the Great War on the less-studied Eastern and Southeastern fronts, in areas that are now Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, and Israel. It will investigate the differences in the way the war was fought in these theaters and the consequences of the conflict there, for soldiers and for civilians. The concluding portion of the lecture will discuss the long-term outcomes of the war, and ask the question: how much do current conflicts in the region owe to the events of 1914-18?
Suzanne Marchand is LSU Systems Boyd (University) Professor of European Intellectual History at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She is the author of Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1870 (Princeton University Press, 1996) and German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which won the George Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association. She is also the coauthor of two textbooks: Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (W.W. Norton, 4th ed., 2013) and Many Europes (McGraw Hill, 2013), and many articles. She served as president of the German Studies Association 2012-14.