Hutton Honors College Dean Andrea Ciccarelli describes Indiana University Bloomington's year-long events commemorating the World War I centennial.
To commemorate and explore the impact, importance, and legacy of World War I, Indiana University is hosting a series of events on the IU Bloomington campus during the 2014–15 academic year that include talks, seminars, a special exhibition at the IU Art Museum, and a film series at the IU Cinema. The signature event is a roundtable discussion on November 4, 2014, featuring diplomats and experts from the countries involved in the conflict. That evening, the IU Jacobs School of Music is hosting a concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.
Renowned, Oscar-nominated film director Peter Weir will visit IU in March to give a public talk about Gallipoli, his WWI-inspired film, which will be shown at the IU Cinema. In April, IU President Michael A. McRobbie will give a lecture titled “Australian Intervention in the Great War: The Definition of a Nation.”
For more information, please visit the IU WWI commemoration website.