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The Great War SSIR Capstone

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Westhampton Center, Westhampton Center Living Room
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The campus community is invited to attend an evening of capstone presentations by students of two Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) communities: SSIR Crusades & Holy Wars Then and Now and SSIR The Great War, Modernity & Memory.  This event will take place on Thursday, April 26, 6:00-9:00 pm in Westhampton Living Room, with student groups from each class alternating their presentations throughout the evening.  We welcome you to attend at any point during this timeframe, for any length of time you are available.  Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Eric Yellin’s Great War students will attempt to historicize and personalize the wartime experience. In class, students have analyzed the published experiences of famous contemporaries of World War I, learning both to research an individual life but also to analyze writing and creative expression about the war. Students were able to expand on their classroom experience by visiting, first hand, some World War I cemeteries and battlefields during their visit to Belgium and France over winter break.  For their small-group capstone presentations, students will present in a variety of formats and on a range of topics, from a reading of a script based on fictionalized encounters of Americans in World War I to a sociological analysis of Americans’ knowledge of World War I today.

Contact: Andrew Gurka, Director of Living-Learning Programs, (804) 289-8415