Arts & Humanities Research Council: "Conference: Beyond the Western Front in WWI"


Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:00pm to 5:30pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. "Ideas and Books: Informational and Literary Warfare"

Introduction: Charles S. Maier (Harvard University)
“Germany in the Ether: News and Propaganda around the World,”
Heidi J.S. Tworek (Harvard University)
“The Experimental Gas War on the Eastern Front in June 1915, as depicted in André Malraux’s Les Noyers de l’Altenburg,”
Nicole T.N. Jordan (University of Illinois at Chicago; Center for European Studies, Harvard University)
Commentator: Thomas Weber (University of Aberdeen; Center for European Studies, Harvard University)

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. "Travelers and Soldiers: Women and Men at War"

Introduction: Margaret Higonnet (University of Connecticut)
“Indian Sepoys in German POW Camps, Europe, and Other Fronts,”
Santanu Das (King’s College, London)
“British Women of the Eastern Front: Travel Writers and Romantics?”
Angela K. Smith (Plymouth University)
Commentator: Michelle Mann (Brandeis University)
Contacts: Margaret Higonnet,; Heidi Tworek,