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Humanities Symposium to focus on centennial anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I

| By Stephanie Weaver
Humanities Symposium

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for the Humanities will host its annual Humanities Symposium with various events on March 15-16, 2017. The theme this year is Reflections on World War I.  

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to loyola.edu/join-us/humanities-symposium or contact Katherine Stern Brennan at kbrennan@loyola.edu. 

This year’s texts include Mary Borden’s poetic descriptions of her work as a nurse behind the front lines, as well as a selection of poetry written by American, Canadian, and British soldiers. Loyola faculty are encouraged to bring their students to McManus Theatre March 15-16 for an interdisciplinary discussion of the text.  

The symposium will feature a keynote lecture, “Citizenship in Crisis: Centennial Legacies of First World War,” from Christopher Capozolla, Ph.D., professor of history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

Capozolla is the author of Uncle Same Wants You: World War I and Making of the Modern American Citizen. He is the co-curator of “The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I. 1914-1919,” a multi-platform public history initiative commemorating the centennial of America’s entry into World War I.

Capozolla serves on the editorial board of the Law and History Review and Modern American History. He has published articles and essays in several publications including the American Quarterly, Diplomatic History, Journal of American History, The Boston Globe, Politico, and the Washington Post

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