War Stories News and Events
February 21st, 2017
In the first event of the spring 2017 Great War Lecture Series, Profs. Tina Doyle (Department of Communications & Mass Media) and Harriet Lewis (former assistant clinical professor and co-coordinator of Clinical Education) will two human sides of the Great War. Prof. Doyle will discuss developments in photography during the time period. New techniques helped to capture the horror of the conflict and the war’s effects on human bodies. Prof. Lewis, meanwhile, will examine the development of physical therapy and healing techniques as the medical profession sought to heal those who had been wounded and scarred by the war.
March 6th, 2017
Great War Lecture Series: “Can the Kaiser: Viewing World War One Through American Propaganda Posters”Jay Antle, professor of history at Johnson County Community College, will discuss his research on World War I propaganda posters and note their influence on shaping civilians’ understandings of the conflict.
March 30th, 2017
Students from the Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts will perform dramatic readings of World War I Era accounts, both private and public. Invited veterans from more recent conflicts will then discuss those century-old sentiments along with several topics pertaining to service. For example, after considering President Woodrow Wilson’s vision for the world, how do veterans view America’s leadership responsibilities? What does a nation owe to those who served in war?
April 20th, 2017
Profs. Charles Grear (Central Texas College) and Alexander Mendoza (University of North Texas) will discuss the challenges that German Americans and Mexican Americans faced on the home front as the United States waged World War I. This talk corresponds with a traveling exhibit concerning home front life in the United States during World War I, which will be on display at Fort Concho during the month of April 2017.