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Teaching and commemorating World War I

Fourth centenary year, 2017-2018

World War I was cataclysmic. Fought on many fronts and continents, it was also the culmination of a century of nationalism, industrialization and rivalry, when the ideals of liberalism and pacifism were battered. The war’s consequences carry into this millennium, resonating in politics, economics, culture, geography and conflicts.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Marianopolis community is sharing its expertise in a variety of areas through the prism of World War I. Instructors are drawing on their areas of expertise, as well as taking this opportunity to add other dimensions to what they are already teaching. The College’s expert librarians have created a collection of resources to help deepen understanding of the Great War.

Many events are taking place across the College:

Thursday Nov. 9, 12:45-2 p.m., A-311, Herstory in History, one of the over 100 student clubs at Marianopolis, brings to life the voices of some of the women from that time, reflecting a broad spectrum of experiences from various parts of the world, in a staged reading of poetry, stories, letters and excerpts from journal entries and speeches.

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Image: A.Y. Jackson. A Copse, Evening (1918). Beaverbook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.