On Thursday, January 16, the Center for the Study of War and Society and the UT History Department will welcome Dr. Warren Dockter to deliver the Fifteenth Annual Charles W. Johnson Lecture at 5PM in the University Center Crest Room on UT’s campus. Dr. Dockter’s lecture is entitled, “‘The Weight of Islam’: Winston Churchill, the Ottoman Empire and the First World War.”
The next event in the “AfterWars” research seminar will take place on Dec. 4 at 2:15 p.m., when we will convene to discuss Dr. Steve Ash’s new book, “A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War.” The event will be held on the second floor of Hoskins Library.
This past weekend Dr. Vejas Liulevicius, Professor of History at UT and Director of CSWS, was quoted in the L.A. Times in regard to denunciations in Stalin’s Soviet Union.
Jordan Kuck, a graduate assistant at CSWS, has an article appearing in the most recent issue of Fascism: The Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies. The article examines the lesser-known authoritarian regime of Karlis Ulmanis, the dictator of Latvia from 1934-1940, including an interesting take on the Latvian version of American 4-H.
Captain Mariner, lecturer and scholar in residence at CSWS, was recently a guest on NPR’s “On Point,” where she discussed the future of America’s military.
At 4:00 p.m. on November 11, Dr. Michael Weaver will give a talk on “Nuclear Air Defense During the Cold War.” A UT grad, Dr. Weaver has published the book “Guard Wars: The 28th Infantry Division in World War II”, and teaches military history and international security to active-duty military officers at the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College.
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, Dr. Fasce of the University of Genoa will give guest talks on topics related to war, consumption, and advertizing. Both events will take place at 11:15 in Hodges Library, Room 212.
The Center’s scholar in residence, Captain Rosemary Mariner, will be part of NPR’s Talk of the Nation program on June 24, 2013. Check it out at 2:20 p.m. on WUOT2 or at http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/
See Dr. Liulevicius’ May 2 article in Foreign Affairs on fact-finding in Syria.
On April 24 and 25, Dr. Joachim Tauber will give talks on Hitler’s decision to attack the Soviet Union (24th) and on the Holocaust in Lithuania (25th). Both events will occur at 4 p.m. in Hoskins Library 217.