Save the Date: Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture

Arnd Bauerkämper: National Security and Humanity. The Internment of Civilian “Enemy Aliens” During the First World War

The Visiting Professorship is a joint project of the German Historical Institute London and the International History Department of the LSE and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

28 November (6:30pm)
Venue: German Historical Institute London

In the “total” First World War, civilian “enemy aliens” became targets of stringent state control and internment, frequently in the name of “national security”. On the other hand, national and international humanitarian organisations supported these helpless victims of the war. To what extent and how did debates and conflicts about the relationship between security and humanity impact on the changing balance?


Max Weber Stiftung

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