[PAST EVENT] A Universal War to Solve All Questions

March 20, 2015
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The late nineteenth century saw the emergence of a number of major social and diplomatic problems or questions which came to dominate politics. Some were geopolitical (the Eastern Question, the Polish question), some were social (the woman question, the Jewish question), but all posed fundamental challenges to the increasingly fragile European order. Prof. Case will discuss how the proliferation of questions in the 19th century relates to the advent of the Great War.

Holly Case is a historian of Europe specializing in modern East-Central and Southeastern Europe. Her work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science and literature as manifest in the European state system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII, was published in May 2009.

This talk is brought to you by the program in European Studies, as the keynote of its annual Undergraduate Research Conference, March 21, Tucker 127A.