Governor Herbert H. Lehman



 

America in a Time of War: City,

Economy and Politics, 1914-1918

 

March 30-April 1,  2017

 

World War I Centennial Conference
Location: Faculty House, Columbia University  Location
Free and open to the public
Advance registration required
Please Email:smk2209@columbia.edu

 

THURSDAY MARCH 30, 2017

 

5:00-5:30pm Registration

 

5:30pm Introduction

     Lisa Keller, Professor of History, SUNY Purchase and Associate      Director,Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History

 

    Welcome

     Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia      University

 

    Introduction of Paul Kennedy

     Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics,      Columbia University

 

    Keynote Lecture: “Grappling with the New World Order: How 1917     Altered America’s—and New York City’s—Place in Global Affairs”

     Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director      of International Security Studies, Yale University

 

6:30pm Reception

 

FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2017

 

8:30-9:00am Registration

 

9:00-9:15am Welcome and Introduction to Conference

     Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Emeritus Professor of History, Columbia      University

 

9:15-10:45am Panel I: Neutrality, 1914-1916

     Moderator: Mary Nolan, Professor of History, New York University

 

     “The Outbreak of War in Europe”

          Jack S. Levy, Board of Governors’ Professor of Political Science,           Rutgers University

 

     “Wall Street and War Finance in World War I”

          Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Emeritus Professor of History,           Columbia University

 

     “1917: Jewish Immigrant New York’s Response to the Year that Changed        the World”

          Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Betina Knapp Associate Professor of           American Jewish History, Columbia University

 

10:45-11:15am Coffee Break

 

11:15am-12:45pm Panel II: Moving Toward War

 

     Moderator: Susan Pedersen, Morris Professor of British History,      Columbia University

 

     “Wilsonian Neutrality and Submarine Warfare”

          John H. Maurer, Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and           Grand Strategy, United States Naval War College

 

     “A Global City in a Global War: New York’s Cultural and Industrial        Connections during World War I”

          R. J. Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Modern History and Public           Heritage, University of Chichester

 

     “German-Americans and Anti-Germanism”

          Jörg Nagler, Senior Professor of North American History, Friedrich           Schiller University

 

12:45-1:45pm Lunch Break

 

2:00-3:30pm Panel III: The U.S. and New York at War

 

     Moderator: Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and      the Social Sciences, and Director, Herbert H. Lehman Center for      American History, Columbia University

 

     “Mobilization and War in France”

          Michael S. Neiberg, Chair of War Studies and Professor of           History, United States Army War College

 

     “‘In Case of a Bombardment of Manhattan ...’: Dr. J. Bentley Squier         and the Columbia War Hospital ”

          Lisa Keller, Professor of History, SUNY Purchase and Associate           Director, Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History

 

     “Mourning and Memory”

          Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale           University; Research Professor, Monash University

 

3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break

 

4:00-5:30pm Panel IV: “The United States, Europe, and the End of Two                          World Wars

 

     Roundtable Discussion with:

 

     Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social      Sciences, and Director, Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History,      Columbia University

 

     Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale      University; Research Professor, Monash University

 

     Ian Buruma, Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and      Journalism, Bard College

 

     Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States

 

     Moderator: Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of      History; and Director, European Institute, Columbia University

 

Saturday April 1, 2017

 

10:00am-12:00pm “Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in                                      New York”

                                   Museum of the City of New York

                                   Curator-led Tour for Conference participants and guests

                                           Two tours limited to 25 people each and reservation required, first                                            come-first served basis.

 

     When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, New York      City’s artists and illustrators were enlisted in the war e ort. Many of them      worked for the federal government’s new Division of Pictorial Publicity.      Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York examines the      outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other      mass-produced images created by these New Yorkers to stir the American      public to wartime loyalty, duty, and sacrifice. From the outbreak of the      European conflict in 1914, however, New York had also been a city at war      with itself—a place where debates about ethnic and racial loyalty,      pacifism, the right to side with France, Belgium, and England or Germany,      and the very meaning of patriotism spawned impassioned art for a mass      audience. In rediscovering a wartime dialogue between images of      conformity and dissent, Posters and Patriotism showcases over 60      examples from the World War I poster collection donated to the Museum      by railroad executive and financier John W. Campbell (1880-1957) in      1943, most being exhibited for the first time, as well as the work of defiant      artists in such colorful publications as The Masses, The Fatherland, and      Mother Earth.

 

     About the Museum of the City of New York

 

     Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the      City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public      about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity,      opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past,      present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as      well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and      public programs, publications, and collections. The Museum’s recently      opened three-gallery permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core, has      received widespread critical acclaim.

 

 

Full Schedule

 

 

For information contact:

www.columbia.edu/cu/lehmancenter

*Advance registration is required*

Please Email: smk2209@columbia.edu

 

 

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