15 Mar 2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm The Møller Centre, Churchill College


Humanitas Visiting Professor in War Studies 2012 Symposium

The Humanitas Chair in War Studies has been made possible by the generous support of Sir Ronald Grierson.

Professor Jay Winter

Professor Jay Winter (Charles J Stille Professor of History, Yale University) will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Imagining War in the 20th Century and After

Confirmed speakers

Dr Alexander Etkind (Department of Slavonic Studies/King's College, Cambridge)
Taylor Downing (Managing Director and Head of History at Flashback Television)
Lt. Gen. Andrew Graham (
General Dynamics UK Ltd)
Sir Max Hastings (Author, journalist and broadcaster)
Dr Kate McLoughlin (Birkbeck, University of London)
Professor Meike Wulf (University of Maastricht)


Other events in this series:




About Jay Winter

Jay Winter, Charles J Stille Professor of History, joined the Yale faculty in 2001.  He received his BA from Columbia and his PhD from Cambridge.  From 1979 to 2001, he was University Lecturer and then Reader in Modern History, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He holds the DLitt degree from Cambridge and an honorary doctorate from the University of Graz.  He is the author of ‘Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History’ (Cambridge University Press, 1995); ‘Remembering War’ (Yale University Press, 2006) and ‘Dreams of Peace and Freedom’ (Yale University Press, 2006).  In 1997, he received an Emmy award for the best documentary series of the year as co-producer and co-writer of ‘The Great War and the shaping of the twentieth century’, an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS and the BBC, and shown subsequently in 28 countries.  He is one of the founders of the Historial de la grande guerre, the international museum of the Great War, in Péronne, Somme, France.  His biography ‘René Cassin et les droits de l’homme’ was published February 2011.  The English version will appear in 2012.  He is general editor of the three-volume Cambridge history of the First World War, to be published in 2014.  


About the Professorships

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors, and co-ordinated in Cambridge by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). Humanitas Visiting Professors are held by distinguished academics and leading practitioners who have contributed to interdisciplinary research and innovation in a broad range of contemporary disciplines in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Covering areas of urgent or enduring interest in today's society as well as the performing arts, Humanitas Visiting Professors will present their pioneering work through a series of lectures or performances open to University audiences and the wider public.



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