Newest Research on World War I | Panel Discussion moderated by Robert Rennie

The First in a Three-Part Series on WWI in America
East Tennessee History Center Bilo Nelson Auditorium
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:00am to Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:45am

The first in a three-part series presented by the University of Tennessee Center for the Study of War and Society in partnership with the East Tennessee Historical Society will feature Josh Jeffery and Ryan Gesme, graduate students from the University of Tennessee Department of History, will present original research from their recent dissertations on topics related to World War I, both in the United States and in Europe. Capt. Rosemary Mariner, Scholar in Residence at the UT Center for the Study of War and Society and nationally noted media commentator on civil-military relations and military policy, will offer reflections on publicly available readings on World War I.

The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, and is free and open to the public.

Mark your calendar for these additional programs:

The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America | A Lecture with Michael Neiberg, PhD
Sunday, February 11, 2018 -- Time TBD

Only after lengthy debate and soul-searching about national identity did America enter the Great War. This talk will track American responses to the 1914 outbreak of the war, the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, and debates on national preparedness in 1916. By 1917, most Americans, even those who opposed the war, came to see belligerence as America's only option. Neiberg is a professor of history at the United States Army War College.

Sergeant York | Film Screening
Sunday, February 18, 2018 -- Time TBD

Enjoy this movie classic about the WWI Medal of Honor recipient from Pall Mall, Tennessee, with commentary by Dr. Michael Birdwell, professor of history at Tennessee Tech University and curator of Alvin C. York's Papers.

The programs are sponsored by the Library of America's World War I and  American Grant, received by CSWS in conjunction with the State of Tennessee World War I Commission.