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Seminar Programme

Term 1

  • Week 1 – General introduction and organization
    100 years on. What is left to say about the First World War?
  • Week 2 – Origins and war aims

  • Week 3 – Mobilizations and invasions
    Battle focus: Tannenberg, 1914

  • Week 4 – Economic mobilization

  • Week 5 – The experience of combat

  • Week 7 – Warring states and the politics of wartime
    Battle focus: Gallipoli, 1915

  • Week 8 – Gender and sexual identities at war

  • Week 9 – Race and empires

  • Week 10 – Occupations

Term 2

  • Week 1 – Genocide

  • Week 2 – Peripheries
    Battle focus: Jutland, 1916

  • Week 3 – Mutinies, social conflicts, and resilience
    Battle focus: Caporetto, 1917

  • Week 4 – A revolutionary war

  • Week 5 – The transformations of warfare
    Battle focus: Amiens, 1918

  • Week 7 – Peacemaking and the continuation of war

  • Week 8 – Reconstructions

  • Week 9 – Making sense of the Great War, 1914-1939

  • Week 10 – 100 years on: The First World War in contemporary memory and politics


Term 3

  • Revision session



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