Remembering the Great War – A Centenary Symposium & Concert (12/11/14)

The Center for the Study of Europe and the International History Institute at Boston University present:

Remembering the Great War (1914-1918)
Boston University Castle • 225 Bay State Road

1 to 1:15 | Introduction

1:15 to 2:45 | Panel I – WAR AND DIPLOMACY

  • Erik Goldstein – Professor of History and International Relations | “The Middle East: Roots of Current Crises”
  • Bill Keylor – Professor of History and International Relations | “Why Did it Last So Long?: Failed Efforts to Stop the Killing”
  •  Cathal Nolan – Associate Professor of History; Executive Director, International History Institute | “Military Myths of the Great War”

2:45 to 3 | Coffee Break

3 to 4:30 | Panel II – REMEMBRANCE

  • Margaret Higonnet – Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut | “Poetry of Dissent and Disillusionment”
  • James Schmidt – Professor of History, Philosophy, and Political Science | “The Christmas Truce as History and Memory”
  • Meghan Tinsley – PhD Candidate, Sociology | “Loyal Subjects and Potential Enemies: Muslims in the British First World War Centenary”

4:30 to 4:45 | Tea + Sandwiches

4:45 to 6:15 | Panel III – THE ARTS   

  • James  Johnson – Professor of History | “Music, Modernism, and the War”
  • Christopher Ricks – William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities; Co-Director, Editorial Institute | “Hell”
  • Patricia Hills – Professor Emerita, History of Art & Architecture | “The War Murals of John Singer Sargent”

6:15 to 7 | Pre-Concert Break

7 to 8 | “Music of War” Concert by Vocal Chamber Music Ensemble “Gamut”

Gamut is a collection of four accomplished young classical singers dedicated to performing chamber music at the highest level and presenting it in accessible, innovative ways. As one of few groups worldwide championing all periods of vocal chamber music, they aim to inspire new audiences and reinvigorate longtime classical fans through this under-performed medium.

Featuring bass-baritone Dashon Burton, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, and pianist Jessica Rucinski on repertoire by Stravinsky, Faure, Gurney and more.

8:00 to 8:30 | Holiday Reception

The Symposium is free + open to the public. Concert + reception seating is limited; please register here if you plan to attend:

Photo by Umberto Nicoletti – Sacello Ossario del Pasubio (Pasubio Ossuary)

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