Monday, April 7, 2014
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


UC Ballroom

41st Annual Adelphi History Conference: Centennial Reflections of World War I

World War I trench warefare

The History Conference is an annual gathering bringing together the Adelphi History Department with educators from the surrounding Long Island and New York region to discuss the research and teaching of History.

Keynote Speaker

To commemorate the hundred year anniversary of World War I, the Department is pleased to welcome as Keynote speaker Rutgers University Professor of History Michael Adas, who will deliver a talk entitled “Clash of Empires: World War I and the Decline of the European Global Order.” Professor Adas is the author of numerous works on the history of warfare, technology and globalization in the 19th and 20th centuries, including: “Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America’s Civilizing Mission” (2006) and “Prophets of Rebellion: Millenarian Protest Movements against the European Colonial Order” (1979).

Following a discussion of Professor Adas’ talk, members of the Adelphi History Department and Honors College will deliver papers and host a discussion with attendees on various aspects of World War I history:

  • Nicholas Rizopoulos, “The Origins of the First World War and Recent Revisionists”
  • Michael Christofferson, “The French Debate on the ‘Culture of War'”
  • Marty Haas, “War and Cultural Transformation: The Poetry of World War I”

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Christofferson
History Department Chair
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