The Great War and its Aftermath: 1918-22
In the autumn of 1918 the Allies finally overcame German resistance on the Western Front. However, as the fighting between the Powers drew to a close, many important questions remained undecided: what kind of peace settlement would emerge; would the revolutionary Bolshevik regime in Russia survive; and how far would the emergence of nationalism challenge the authority of the remaining imperial powers? These and other topics will be addressed in a lecture series which marks the centenary of the ending of the Great War.
TUESDAYS 6 FEBRUARY – 13 MARCH 2018
11.00am – 12.30pm
Coffee/tea is provided in the Common Room before each lecture, from 10.30am
10.15am Registration (first week only 6 February in Rewley House Reception)
6 February 2018
Victory and Defeat on Battle Fronts and Home Fronts: How the War ended in 1918
PROFESSOR GARY SHEFFIELD
13 February 2018
Romanovs, revolutions and repercussions: Russia, 1917-1921
20 February 2018
The post-war treaties, 1919-1923: peace or armistice?
27 February 2018
Ottoman denouement: the Greco-Turkish conflict, 1919-23
6 March 2018
The Challenges of Peace: British Politics 1918-1922
13 March 2018
The First World War and the rise of Fascism
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £110.00
If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.
If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.
Professor Gary Sheffield is a military historian and a leading expert on the First World War. His many books include Forgotten Victory – The First World War: Myths & Realities (2001), The Somme (2003), A Short History of the First World War (2014) and Douglas Haig: From the Somme to Victory (2016). He started his career in the Department of War Studies at RMA Sandhurst, and is currently Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He is currently working on Civilian Armies: The Experience of British and Dominion Soldiers in the Two World Wars.
Christopher Danziger M.A., M.Ed., was formerly Head of History at St Edward’s School, Oxford and a lecturer at the Universities of Durham and Cape Town. For the past 12 years he has been a Tutor in the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. He teaches European History, with a special interest in Napoleonic France and Romanov Russia on both of which he has written extensively.
Sheila is a Senior Associate Tutor in the Department for Continuing Education, where she teaches C19th and C20th European and British History. She also tutors for Oxford University Visiting Student programmes.
Mark Levene is Reader in Comparative History at the University of Southampton. His writing ranges across genocide, Jewish history and environmental and peace issues especially focusing on anthropogenic climate change. His most recent works include the two-volume The Crisis of Genocide: The European Rimlands, 1912-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2013), for which he received the biennial Lemkin Award from the New York-based Institute for the Study of Genocide in 2015.
Annette Mayer is a Senior Associate Tutor in History at OUDCE. She teaches modern British History and is the author of two books, The Growth of Democracy in Britain, and Women in Britain 1900 – 2000 published by Hodder & Stoughton
Director of Studies & Lecturer
Tom Buchanan is Professor of Modern British and European History at the University of Oxford, and Director of Studies in History and Politics at OUDCE. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on British involvement in the Civil War, and of Europe’s Troubled Peace, since 1945 (2nd edition 2012). His most recent book, as co-editor, is War in the Balkans: Conflict and Diplomacy before World War I (2015). He is currently writing a book on human rights activism in post-war Britain.
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