Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence

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"


Keynote Lecture | 5:00pm

"The Paradoxes of Peace: European Society and the First World War"


Margaret MacMillan
University of Oxford


Opening Remarks | 9:30am - 10:00 am

Drew Gilpin Faust
Harvard University

Homi Bhabha
Harvard University

Panel 1: The Transnational Theater of War | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Leila Fawaz
Tufts University

David Levering Lewis
New York University

Martha Minow (Chair)
Harvard University

Jay Winter
Yale University

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

Christopher Capozzola
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charles Maier
Harvard University

Samuel Moyn
Harvard University

Richard Tuck (Chair)
Harvard University

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)

Peter Brooks
Princeton University

Sarah Cole
Columbia University

Peter Sacks
Harvard University

Closing Remarks and Musical Performance | 5:30pm - 5:50pm

Robert Post
Yale University

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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