WW1 Open Lecture Series: Germany and the Approach of War in 1914
|Starts:||15:00 22 Oct 2014|
|Ends:||16:00 22 Oct 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Prof Matthew Jefferies|
A talk by Prof Matthew Jefferies (Department of German Studies) - part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures open lecture series "The Different Faces of WW1".
Although a number of recent publications have attempted to lessen Germany’s responsibility for the First World War – the ‘erosion of the German paradigm’ as Samuel Williamson has put it – it remains clear that the Wilhelmine Empire was a central factor in the outbreak of war. Rather than focusing on the well-documented events of the July Crisis, this talk looks at the longer term domestic and foreign policy considerations which led many high-ranking Germans to favour a military solution in the summer of 1914.
(The lectures are of particular interest to Sixth Formers, but are also suitable for pupils in Year 11. Members of the public and from the wider University of Manchester community are also warmly invited to attend.)
This event is free, but booking via our website is essential, please see the following link:
Prof Matthew Jefferies
Role: Professor of German History
Organisation: The University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Simon Lecture Theatre B