Round Table Debate – 1914: What Historians Don’t Know about the Causes of the First World War

In cooperation with the University College London and the Arts and Humanities Research Council the German Historical Institute London holds a round table debate on 6pm on the 18th of June 2014:

The majority of lectures and conferences marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will be examining why the conflict occurred, concentrating on particular sets of events leading to war or on different aspects of the war’s course, character and consequences. By contrast, the emphasis of this roundtable discussion – and claim to originality – will be on continuing areas of uncertainty in the historical account of the outbreak of war: it will show how key decisions are still ‘unexplained’, allowing a variety of interpretations. This roundtable of internationally-renowned scholars will ask what we still do not know about the causes of the First World War.

Chair: Mark Hewitson (UCL)
Speakers: Margaret MacMillan (Oxford)
Annika Mombauer (Open University)
Sönke Neitzel (LSE)
John Röhl (Sussex)

Owing to limited seating, prior registration is essential: Please register by Email: abellamy(ghi), Tel: 0207 309 2023
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4 Responses

  1. Mike Eastwood says:


    Will this be available as a webcast after the event, please?

  1. 20/06/2014

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