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Beginning on September 23, 2014 USC Upstate embarked on a five-year commemoration and reflection of the centennial of World War I. The program will culminate with the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
USC Upstate is hosting an international and interdisciplinary conference on April 6-7, 2017, the anniversary of the United States’ entrance into the war. The Keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jennifer Keene, Professor and Chair of the History Department, Chapman University, California. Please use the conference hashtag #USCUpstateWWI to find more information about the conference on social media channels.Presentations will examine international aspects of the war, with particular attention to regions of the world and features of the war that are underrepresented. Topics explored will include military and geopolitical ramifications, colonial experiences, changes in medicine, education, arts, literature, science and economics, and examinations of the roles of and impact on women, African Americans, immigrants and other distinctive population groups.The following presentations are free and open to the public. Program at a glance:THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 20178:30-8:50 AM, CLC Ballroom. Welcome: Dr. Dirk Schlingmann, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Dr. Brendan Kelly, ChancellorConcurrent Sessions: 9:00-10:30 AMSESSION #1: CLC 319. PANEL: From the Margins in World War ISESSION #2: CLC Ballroom, 310. PANEL: The Literature of the Final HoursConcurrent Sessions: 10:50 AM-12:20 PMSESSION #3: CLC 319. PANEL: The United States in World War ISESSION #4: CLC Ballroom, 310. PANEL: Africa in World War IThe portion of the program that is free and open to the public will resume after lunch on each conference day.Concurrent Sessions: 2:15-3:45 PMSESSION #5: CLC 319. PANEL: Asia in World War ISESSION #6: CLC Ballroom, 310. PANEL: Conscientious Objection: Religious & Secular to World War I7:45-9:15 PM: Keynote, CLC Ballroom, 310Dr. Jennifer Keene, Chapman University, California: “Americans All! Experiencing World War I”FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017Concurrent Sessions: 9-10:30 AMSESSION #7: CLC 319. PANEL: Remembering World War ISESSION #8: CLC Ballroom, 310. PANEL: The U.S. and the Ottoman Humanitarian Crisis of World War IConcurrent Sessions: 10:50 AM-12:20 PMSESSION #9: CLC Ballroom, 310. PANEL: Knowledge & Cultural Opposition and Encounters in WWISESSION #10: CLC 319. PANEL: Local and Global Effects of World War IConcurrent Sessions: 2:15-3:45 PMLast Session: CLC 319. PANEL: Art and Memory of World War IIf you have questions, please contact the committee co-chairs, Dr. Catherine Canino orDr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche. Conference Website: http://www.uscupstate.edu/wwi/Conference Hashtag: #USCUpstateWWIUSC Upstate World War I Symposium Committee:
Dr. Catherine Canino (Professor of English, Director of Honors Program) email@example.comDr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche (Assistant Professor of French, Assistant Chair of Languages, Literature, and Composition) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Frieda Patrick Davison (Dean of Library) email@example.comDr. Rob McCormick (Professor of History, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences) firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Dirk Schlingmann (Professor of Mathematics, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences) email@example.com
Dr. Alex Akulli (Director of the Center for International Studies) firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish to express our gratitude to our sponsors: The
Division of Student Affairs, The College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Clif
Flynn, Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Samantha Hauptman,
chair, and the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, & Women’s
Studies, Dr. Celena Kusch, chair, and the Department of Languages, Literature
and Composition, Dr. Carol Loar, chair, and the Department of History,
Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, and Katie Hicks, Oakland
Although the United States did not enter World War I until 1917, the impact on the Upstate began long before then. Events are being planned throughout the next five years that will highlight the causes, myths, realities and impact of the war both in the Upstate and internationally including films, displays, book clubs, presentations, symposia and trips to Word War I sites abroad. Some general topics explored include its history and impact on the military, medicine, education, women’s rights, imperial geopolitical shifting landscapes, art, music, literature both in the Upstate and internationally and African American culture. Events for the 2014/15 academic year include lectures on the causes of the war, the Upstate’s military installations and lost soldiers in Spartanburg, American women in the war, the impact of trench warfare and a panel discussion of the impact of the war on Germany.
National commemoration of the U.S. Entry into WWI
For more information, contact
Dr. Catherine Canino
Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche
800 University Way
Administration Building, 224
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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