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1914: What Historians Don’t Know about the Causes of the First World War

Start: Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM

18 June 2014
This roundtable of internationally-renowned scholars will ask what we still do not know about the causes of the First World War.


When:

18 June 2014
6pm


Where:

German Historical Institute
Seminar Room
17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ


The majority of lectures and conferences marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will be examining why the conflict occurred, concentrating on particular sets of events leading to war or on different aspects of the war’s course, character and consequences. By contrast, the emphasis of this roundtable discussion – and claim to originality – will be on continuing areas of uncertainty in the historical account of the outbreak of war: it will show how key decisions are still ‘unexplained’, allowing a variety of interpretations. This roundtable of internationally-renowned scholars will ask what we still do not know about the causes of the First World War.

Speakers:

Chair: Mark Hewitson (UCL)


Please email Dr Mark Hewitson to register.