Programs & Events

6-Day, July 12-17: World War I and Its Consequences

Due to the growing health crisis and restrictions on in-person gatherings, the Gilder Lehrman Institute will not be able to offer in-person Teacher Seminars this summer. We are working on an alternative offering for the summer. Please visit gilderlehrman.org/TeacherSeminars for updates.


In Partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Director

Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University, and Research Professor, Monash University

Overview

This seminar examines the history of World War I, with emphasis on its origins, scope, and consequences. Through lectures, discussions, and analysis of historical texts, novels, and films, the instructors and participants will assess the revolution in violence between 1914 and 1918 and the obliteration of the distinction between military and civilian targets, culminating in the Armenian genocide of 1915 and the Russian revolution of 1917. We will also explore the failed peace settlement and patterns of remembrance in war memorials, poetry, novels, and film. In many ways, the catastrophe of the Great War set in motion forces that not only shaped the twentieth century, but are still present today.

Travel & Accommodations

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements; the Institute will provide a travel stipend of $350. Read the policy here.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is in Kansas City, Missouri, approximately 25 miles from Kansas City International Airport, and is easily reached by taxi, car, or shuttle.

Workshop participants will stay in a nearby hotel and will share rooms with other participants. Participants should bring laptops.

Meals

Meals will be served in a space shared by other programs. All on-site meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Policies

Please be sure to review the Institute’s policies on independent school teacher participation and travel reimbursement before applying.

Questions?

Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

Seminar Year: 2019-2020