History Lecture Series: “Making the World Safe for Democracy: World War I?”
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot
For the fourth lecture in the series, Michaela Reaves, PhD, will discuss how ideas about democracy around the world have become accepted as “fact” due to cultural memory in all its guises. In the 21st century when we think of forced labor camps, boxcars carrying prisoners, and eugenics, we think of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. A look at World War I suggests the roots are deeper and the geography wider than anticipated.
The series will continue with:
- April 20: Samuel Claussen, PhD, “Hear Me Roar: Powerful, Violent Women of the Renaissance”
This series is presented by the History Department faculty and other experts, focusing on different periods in world history. The series is sponsored by Cal Lutheran, the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library and Ventura County Library, and generously funded in part by a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation grant.
Sponsored ByCal Lutheran, the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library and Ventura County Library