The War That Never Ended
Four-part series, free and open to the public, presented by Raymond Callahan, UD professor emeritus of history
An expert on military history, Ray Callahan will present a four-part lecture reflecting on the end of World War I and its ongoing legacy.
“This November we celebrate the centenary of the end of World War I. In many ways it seems very far in the past: in 1918 women had not yet won the right to vote in the U.S. and France and had only just received it in the UK (with everyone under 30 excluded). Europeans still ruled nearly the whole planet.”
“Yet in other ways the problems of 1918 are still very much with us. The relationship between Russia and the West remains very unsettled. The Middle East still poses unanswered questions. Is the enduring legacy of World War I the fault of those who shaped the peace in 1919? Or does it lie in the nature of the problems themselves? The end of the World War I centenary seems a good time to reflect on the legacy those four bloody years left to posterity.”
Four-part series held October 5 and 12, and November 9 and 16.
This presentation is part of the Friday Lecture Series at the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). This event is free and open to the public for adults of all ages.
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Arsht Hall, Room 108
2700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE