politics and contemporary history

The Goethe-Institut Australia War Symposium 2014

in conjunction with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical, and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney and the Sydney Jewish Museum

Symposium, Lectures
19.09.2014
Goethe-Institut Sydney, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
English
Free Entry with RSVP
+61 2 8356 8333
jochen.gutsch@sydney.goethe.org
Guns, elevated position mobile mount at the front Ⓒ public domain via wikimedia commons
Guns, elevated position mobile mount at the front Ⓒ public domain via wikimedia commons
In the year of the centenary of World War I, Goethe-Institut Australien 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. We invited a range of high-profile international guest speakers to share their knowledge in this free, open-to-the-public event.

Moderated by Konrad Kwiet, Pratt Foundation Professor in Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, University of Sydney, there will be a series of lectures during the day, ending in a panel discussion with questions from the floor.

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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