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University of Illinois and 11 days of World War I Presentations 

By Michelle McCrillis
University of Illinois at Chicago 

The University of Illinois offers an incredible eleven days of World War I-themed events, to include panel discussions, symposia, exhibitions, and more. All info can be found here;

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the guns fell silent and the world's first global conflict — "The Great War" — came to an end. One of the most destructive wars in modern history, the conflict resulted in the slaughter of more than 16 million soldiers and civilians.

Few today appreciate the deep impact World War I had on the world, or the profound ways in which it continues to resonate. The war ushered in a global sea change in technology, science, medicine, music, literature, visual art and literature. It introduced new and distinctly modern ways of thinking about war, pacifism, heroism, and sacrifice, redefining the nation’s role on the world stage.

This November, the Honors College and UIC will mark the centenary of the end of World War I with 11 days of interdisciplinary conversations and events exploring the war that transformed our contemporary world.

All programs are free and registration is not required.

Read the entire article on the University of Illinois at Chicago web site.

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