Teach-In 2016 Event Schedule

Monday, March 7
9:30 a.m. – “Christendom’s Last Holy War? The First World War as a Crusade”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center

Philip Jenkins Kevin Butterfield, director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, will open the session. President David L. Boren will introduce Philip Jenkins, who 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. Jenkins is a distinguished professor of history at Baylor University and serves as co-director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies and Religion. Question-and-answer period to follow.

10:30 a.m. – “Recycling the Disabled: Modern Medicine in the First World War”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center

Heather Perry Janet Ward, professor of history and the inaugural faculty director of the OU Humanities Forum, will introduce Heather Perry, whose current book project, Feeding War: Gender, Health and Mobilization in WWI Germany, examines the history of food, nutritional health and the domestic sphere in WWI Germany. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Military Press of Georgia’s WWI Centennial Book Series. Perry is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Question-and-answer period to follow.

Noon Luncheon Address – “We’re All Wilsonians, Whether We Like It or Not”

Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union

HW Brands President Boren will introduce H.W. Brands, a historian and best-selling author who presents history through stories. 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. He is a professor of history at the University of Texas. Question-and-answer period to follow.

2 p.m. – “Uncle Sam Wants You: Oklahoma, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center

Christopher Capozzola Katy Schumaker, assistant professor in the Department of Classics and Letters at OU, will introduce Christopher Capozzola, a historian whose book, Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen, examines the American homefront during World War I, and whose lecture will connect national politics to the wartime history of Oklahoma. He 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 World War I documentaries for History, Who Do You Think You Are?, and History Detectives. Question-and-answer period to follow.

3 p.m. – “The First World War in the Middle East”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center

Eugene RoganJoshua Landis, associate professor and director of the Center for Middle East Studies at OU, will introduce Eugene Rogan, a historian and author on modern Middle Eastern history. 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. He 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. Question-and-answer period to follow.

4 p.m. Panel – “How the First World War Shaped the Modern World”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center

Panel discussion with all speakers moderated by Joshua Landis, associate professor and director of the Center for Middle East Studies at OU. Question-and-answer period to follow.

6:30 p.m. Dinner Address – “World War One: Rethinking the Centenary”

Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union

John HornePresident Boren will introduce internationally noted historian John Horne, who 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. 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. He is currently writing a history on the French experience of World War I. He 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. Question-and-answer period to follow.