On November 11, 1918, an armistice signed between the Allied powers and imperial Germany ended the First World War. The guns, as the cliché has it, fell silent. Yet this war, which upended vast regions and mobilized not just armies but entire societies, cast a long shadow. Societies’ exit from war was neither swift nor smooth. In short, the dislocation and discontent of peoples, cultures, and mentalities caused by the war did not end with the Armistice. Under the general rubric of dislocation and discontent, the aim of this conference is to explore the many ways in which the First World failed to end in November 1918. This conference brings together an international group of scholars whose research stands at the forefront of the attempt to grasp the myriad dislocations generated by the First World War. The colloquium is co-sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute and Humanities Institute and will take place on November 12 and 13 in the Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn. Visit the Humanities Institute website for the full conference schedule.
Monday, November 12, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (All day)
Nittany Lion Inn