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Great War Lecture Series

Great War Poster, Spring 2018

The Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series, 2017-2018 Academic Year

Sponsored by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Department of History at Angelo State University presents the Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series. Highlighting the strength of Angelo State University’s faculty from various disciplines, the series also brings scholars from around the nation to share their research and scholarship with students and San Angelo residents.

For the 2017 calendar year, the department has also received a grant from the Library of America in collaboration with, among others, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the NEH. This nationwide initiative connects veterans, veterans’ family members, and the general public in an attempt to explore and examine the ongoing relevance of issues that the Great War generation faced.

For additional information, please contact the Department of History at 325-942-2324 or email at

All events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the C. J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center at Angelo State University (1910 Rosemont Drive). All events, unless otherwise noted, will begin at 7:00 P.M. and conclude by 8:30 P.M.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017: “The First War in the Air: 1914-1918”: Prof. Charles Endress, Angelo State University (emeritus).
    • Note: Location: C. J. Davidson Center, University Center
  • Monday, October 30, 2017: “Uncle Sam Wants You: Texas, the First World War, & the Making of Modern America”: Prof. Christopher Capozzola, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    • Note: Location: Angelo State Auditorium, Mayer Administration Building
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017*: “World War I Voices & Veterans Roundtable”: Various community members and students from the Department of Visual & Performing Arts.
    • Note: Location: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (1 Love Street)
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018“A Texas Doughboy in the First Division: World War I & Beyond”: Mr. Preston Lewis (former director of the Office of Communications and Marketing, Angelo State University)
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018: “Entertaining with Troops: Female Impersonation in World War I Service Shows”: Prof. Allison Robbins, Department of Music, University of Central Missouri.
    • Note: Location: Cavness Science Building, Room100.
  • Monday, March 26, 2018: “Music During the Great War”: Prof. John Irish, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Angelo State University.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018: ”The Armenian Genocide & America’s Responses, 1915 to the Present”: Prof. Julien S. Zarifian, University of Cergy-Pontoise (France) & Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California.
    • Note: Location: Cavness Science Building, Room100.

* This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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The Department of History has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to preserve the experiences of West Texas military veterans and their families from World War I to the present.

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