In Our Time: The Great War at 100
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War was return of earth to ugly earth,
War was foundering of sublimities,
Extinction of each happy art and faith
By which the world had still kept head in air.
Protesting logic or protesting love,
Until the unendurable moment struck —
The inward scream, the duty to run mad.
-- Robert Graves, "Recalling War"
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 | FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE
Keynote Lecture | 5:00pm
"The Paradoxes of Peace: European Society and the First World War"
University of Oxford
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | RADCLIFFE GYM
Opening Remarks | 9:30am - 10:00 am
Drew Gilpin Faust
Panel 1: The Transnational Theater of War | 10:00am - 12:00pm
David Levering Lewis
New York University
Martha Minow (Chair)
Spoken Word Performance #1 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Lunch Break | 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel 2: The War and Political Theory | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard Tuck (Chair)
Spoken Word Performance #2 | 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break | 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Panel 3: Culture and Combat | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Homi Bhabha (Chair)
Closing Remarks and Musical Performance | 5:30pm - 5:50pm
In conjunction with the conference, the Harvard Film Archive will screen a series of films about World War I beginning with All Quiet on the Western Front at 7:00pm and King and Country at 9:30pm on February 13.
For more information about the Grand Illusions - The Cinema of World War I film series, please visit their website.
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