Conference partners: The Meaning of 1914 – 100 years on ?

The Europaeum partnership with the New York Review of Books is set to continue with two more events coming up this autumn. In September, we are supporting an event picking up on the yearlong theme surrounding the outbreak of the first World War in 1914, a century ago. The Meaning of 1914 event will take place at St Antony’s College Oxford, another partner for the event, with keynote contributions from Professor Margaret Macmillan, a leading historian of the period, and Warden of St Antony’s, who has recently produced The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War, Professor Hew Strachan, currently professor of military History at Oxford, and Professor Christopher Clark, whose book The Sleepwalkers has been making waves all around the world; Professor Fritz Stern from Columbia University, is also expected to take part. Please see here the invitation to the event.

In the autumn we will collaborate on another event, entailed, What is Wrong with Economics and What We should do about it ?, due to be held in New York at the Cooper Institute, with keynote speakers including Paul Krugman, Amartya Sen, and others lined up. A previous NYRB event on Power, Privacy and Democracy took place last November in New York, with support from the Europaeum, including keynote contributions from Professor Robert Darnton, the Harvard Librarian, and Dr Kenneth Roth, who heads Human Rights Watch.