Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Centennial Event: Symposium at the MacArthur Memorial

Contributed by James Zobel

The MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, VA,  held its World War I Centennial Symposium on 14–15 November 2014. Hosting eight authors from the United States, Canada, and Europe, the Memorial partnered with C-SPAN to broadcast the event live on national television. Over 400 people from across the United States attended the two-day event. The symposium covered a wide array of topics focusing on the beginnings of the war with Catrine Clay and Dr. Sean McMeekin, the worldwide scale of the war with Dr. Helger Holwig and Dr. Frederick Dickinson, archaeology of the battle sites with Andrew Robertshaw and Joseph Hoyt, and American neutrality with Dr. Lee Craig and Nimrod Frazer.  

The Arriving Crowd Is Welcomed at the Memorial Venue

You can see the symposium online at

Catrine Clay, Author of King, Kaiser, Tsar, Makes Her Presentation

C-Span will also broadcast the entire symposium on the American History Network / C-Span on December 22-23, 2014.  You can also see the MacArthur Memorial’s recent WWI films The Road to War and The Best Laid Plans on Youtube.

Please learn more about the MacArthur Memorial at

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