Nov 1 2018

“Interdisciplinary Conversations: The War that Made Today”

November 1 - 11, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


The University of Illinois at Chicago


801 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60612



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.


Honors College

Date posted

Oct 8, 2018

Date updated

Oct 8, 2018