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The War that Made Today:
An Interdisciplinary Commemoration of the End of World War I

Eleven days of programming on November 1 – 11, 2018, spearheaded by the Honors College, will explore the global and local impact of World War I and its role in shaping the contemporary world.

Programming will start November 1 in the Institute for the Humanities with three Interdisciplinary Conversations (11am – 3:45pm):  “WWI, Nationalism and the New Global World Order,” “Art at War: The International Avant-Garde and World War I,” and “Healing the Walking Wounded: Shell-Shocked WWI Soldiers through a Contemporary Cultural Lens.”

On November 2 at 3pm, poet Tom Sleigh will give a poetry reading and discuss writing about the trauma of war, while looking back at the WWI poets.

A program on west campus on November 7 at 2pm will explore “the Nurses of World War I: A Chicago Story.”

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will host a roundtable discussion about The International Women’s Peace Movement, then and now, on November 8.

A finale performance of music, theatre and prose will be held at the UIC Theatre on November 9 at 6pm.

In addition, New Media artists will exhibit works responding to the war, and the Student Veterans Association will curate their own exhibition.

Complete details will be announced later.  Watch your calendars!