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June 06 - 27, 2022

New Perspectives on the Great War - IN PERSON OPTION

Northeast Georgia History Center • 322 Academy St GainesvilleGA  30501 Organized by Brenau University $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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Register for this option if you want to attend the class sessions in person. (You will still be provided with a Zoom link in case there is a day when you are unable to come in person.) Three hybrid sessions 9:30-10:50 a.m. June 6, 13, 27 We've recently just been through the centennial of World War I, but you may not have noticed. While it is usually overshadowed by the Second World War in the US, some argue that the Great War is far more significant in world history. History Center Executive Director Glen Kyle will explore that argument, and take a look at other aspects of World War I that will challenge your views. Would it have been better if the Germans had won World War I? What if the western front wasn’t the most important theater of the war? Was American involvement a mistake? Has the poetry from the trenches given us a totally wrong view of the soldier's experience in the war? Rather than "a history of the war," we'll hone in on some of the big questions of what the war meant to the 20th century, and how it still matters today. Glen Kyle has worked in the museum field for two decades, which has allowed him to pursue his love of history in both the public and academic spheres. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of North Georgia. His primary areas of interest include military history of all eras. In addition to teaching classes for The University of North Georgia and BULLI, he serves as executive director of the Northeast Georgia History Center.

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322 Academy St GainesvilleGA  30501

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