2016 Speakers

Philip JenkinsPhilip Jenkins
Author, professor

Philip Jenkins is a distinguished professor of history at Baylor University and co-director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies and Religion. He has published 25 books, which have been translated into 16 languages, including The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade.

Heather PerryHeather Perry

Heather Perry, an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, currently serves on the editorial board of the Military Press of Georgia’s WWI Centennial Book Series and is currently working on a book entitled Feeding War: Gender, Health and Mobilization in WWI Germany.

HW BrandsH.W. Brands
Best-selling author, historian, professor

H.W. Brands is a professor of history at the University of Texas. He has written 25 books, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and many other newspapers, magazines and journals. He lectures frequently on historical and current events and can been seen or heard on national and international television and radio.

Christopher CapozzolaChristopher Capozzola
Associate professor, historian, museum curator

Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the co-curator of an exhibition at the National World War I Museum, and has appeared in documentaries for History, Who Do You Think You Are?, and History Detectives. His book, Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen, examines the American homefront during WWI.

Eugene RoganEugene Rogan
Author, historian, professor

Eugene Rogan is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Oxford and director of the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College in Oxford. His newest book, The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often ignored story of the region’s crucial role in the conflict. His works have been translated into 15 languages.

John HorneJohn Horne
Author, emeritus professor, historian

John Horne is emeritus professor of modern European history at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he continues to direct the Centre for War Studies, and Leverhulme visiting professor at Oxford University. He is the author and editor of a number of books and over 80 chapters and articles, many relating to the history of the war, and has recently explored the uses of cultural history as a way of opening up new perspectives on the First World War without believing in the exclusivity of any one approach.