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Review: War Symposium 2014

Otto DIX Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor [Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack], plate 12 from Der Krieg 1924. Intaglio etching, aquatint, drypoint © Otto Dix. Licensed by Viscopy
Otto DIX Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor [Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack], plate 12 from Der Krieg 1924. Intaglio etching, aquatint, drypoint © Otto Dix. Licensed by Viscopy
In the year of the centenary of World War I, The Goethe-Institut reflects upon this historic event with all its causes, effects, meanings and implications. In this symposium, we approach the topic of war in general and World War I in particular.

Goethe-Institut Australia invited a range of high-profile international guest speakers to share their knowledge in this free, open-to-the-public event.

View the video report of the event below (8min 45sec):
Recorded September 18, 2014 at Goethe-Institut Australia, Sydney.


Photo album:




PROGRAM


10.00 am Welcome:
Dr. Arpad A. Sölter, Director, Goethe-Institut Australia
Hans-Dieter Steinbach, Consul General of Germany
Prof. Konrad Kwiet, Pratt Foundation Professor in Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, University of Sydney
Welcome speeches and presentation of speakers

10.30 am Lecture I:
Prof. Dr. Joan Beaumont, Australian National University:
A Broken Nation: Australians and the Great War

11.00 am Lecture II:
Ass. Prof. Dr. Peter Monteath, Flinders University:
War and Internment: The Torrens Island Internment Camp

11.30 am Lecture III:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Hüppauf, Emeritus Professor, New York University:
Was ist Krieg? (What is war?)

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch Break

1.30 pm Lecture IV:
Prof. Dr. Suzanne Rutland, University of Sydney:
General Sir John Monash and his role in the Allies Campaign

2.00 pm Lecture V:
Dr John A. Moses, Professorial Associate, St Mark's National Theological Centre, Barton ACT:
Grasp for World Power or Somnambulist Stumble? Reflections on Imperial German Responsibility for the Great War 1914-1918

2.30 pm Lecture VI:
Dr. Jürgen Förster, Universität Freiburg:
From Industrial to Total War: Germany's War in Europe, 1914-1945

3.00 pm – 3.45 pm Panel Discussion:
Panel discussion with all participating lecturers and an opportunity for audience member to address lecturers with questions from the floor.



War Symposium cartoons and caricatures:

CJ Delling, comedian, cartoonist and maker of stuff for the easily amused, contributed a summary of the War Symposium in her very own unique way. Enjoy.


For more on CJ Delling, go to cjdelling.com


This event was made possible with the kind cooperation of our partners.
Auswärtiges Amt | Federal Foreign OfficeSydney Jewish Museum - Holocaust and Australian Jewish historyUniversity of Sydney

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Editor: Alexander Kreisler
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