The works "Delaware Awake!" by Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach (left) and "The Victorious Allies" by N.C. Wyeth are part of a University Museums exhibition that participants in the Saturday Symposium will tour.

Nov. 1: 'The Great War'

Saturday Symposium explores multiple aspects of World War I


9:42 a.m., Oct. 10, 2014--The Saturday Symposium series at the University of Delaware will continue Nov. 1 with a daylong event exploring various aspects of World War I through talks, discussions and museum tours. 

“Remembering the Great War” will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning in the Memorial Hall lobby on UD’s Newark campus. Memorial Hall, which was dedicated in 1925 as a library building, memorializes Delaware’s World War I dead.

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Presentations throughout the day in Memorial Hall will include talks exploring the impact of “the war to end all wars” on literature, gender roles, the nature of modern warfare and the special role of the state of Delaware.

Attendees will walk to Morris Library to visit the exhibition “The Great War: Surprises from the Collection,” in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection. Later, they will tour “Delaware Awake! World War I at Home and Abroad,” an exhibition in the Old College Gallery, which will be followed by a closing reception.

The symposium has been planned to mark 100 years since the start of the global conflict that had a profound impact on the shape of today’s world. 

Registration, at $25, includes all the activities, a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information and to register, visit the website.

The symposium is supported by the Department of English, the University of Delaware Library, and the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the UD Library and University Museums.

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