To commemorate and explore the impact, importance, and legacy of World War I, Indiana University hosted a series of events on the IU Bloomington campus during the 2014–15 academic year that included talks, seminars, a special exhibition at the IU Art Museum, and a film series at the IU Cinema. The signature event was 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 hosted a concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. Renowned, Oscar-nominated film director Peter Weir visited IU in March to give a public talk about Gallipoli, his WWI-inspired film, which was shown at the IU Cinema. In April, IU President Michael A. McRobbie gave a lecture titled “Australian Intervention in the Great War: The Definition of a Nation.”
To learn more, visit the IU WWI commemoration website.