Words and War: A Great and Lasting Trauma
Saturday, 23 Aug 2014, 03:00pm - 04:00pm
Was WWI the beginning of globalisation, or simply a precursor to a second global conflict that changed the face of the planet? Christopher Clark and Joan Beaumont explore the origins and impacts of WWI, and question what historical lessons we have learned.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.
Christopher Clark is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. He is the author of The Politics of Conversion, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Iron Kingdom. Widely praised around the world, Iron Kingdom became a major bestseller. He has been awarded t... Read more
Professor Joan Beaumont is a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University (ANU). Her publications include the critically acclaimed Broken Nation: Australians and the Great War (2013), the first comprehensive study of the b... Read more
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more
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