Jay Winter on Jean Renoir’s ‘La Grande Illusion’

13 March 2012, 16:30 - 18:30


Attendance is free, no registration required, but please note that this event is intended for members of the University of Cambridge. 

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

In this special event, Jay Winter will present and discuss Jean Renoir's 'La Grande Illusion' (1937). The film screening will be followed by a wine reception at 6.30pm


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

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in War Studies aims to debate issues within this cross-disciplinary field in a historical perspective, especially in light of the policies and military tactics of modern and contemporary warfare. Political, social, psychological and cultural theories of war will be explored through discussions between academics - from history, politics and international studies, English and other disciplines - and real practitioners from the armed services and government.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professors in War Studies

2010-11: Hew Strachan (Chichele Professor of the History of War, Oxford)

Standing Committee

Christopher Clark (History)
Andrew Gamble (POLIS)
Brendan Simms (POLIS)

Hosting College

Churchill College