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'Genocide in the Great War: the Unknown or Uncomfortable Record' Event

Great War: Unknown War
26 November 2014
Lecture Theatre A Avenue Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

This lecture series, "Unknown War", is designed to show-case original research at the University of Southampton from across the Faculty of Humanities.

Next year marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide, which the British government today  - amongst  others -  refuses to acknowledge as such. Yet at the time Whitehall commissioned the first major public report detailing the atrocities. If this strange discrepancy should be noteworthy in itself, the assault on the Armenians was far from the only one of its kind. This lecture will consider how large the potential list might be as well as the longer term legacy of Great War genocides through to the present day.

Speakers biography

Mark Levene is Reader in Comparative History at the University of Southampton. He has had had an abiding interest in the Great War since he saw the BBC's eponymous 1964 landmark series. He has charted many aspects of the course of modern catastrophe, from genocide to anthropogenic climate change. Most recently this includes, The Crisis of Genocide in 2 volumes:  1. Devastation, 2. Annihilation, The European Rimlands, 1912-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2013)

To book a place for this lecture please visit the Online Store.  Please note the deadline for booking is Friday 21 November.

Speaker information

Dr Mark Levene,Reader in Comparative History

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