Welcome to the headquarters of the WW1CC Symposium at Michigan Tech. The fall of 2018 will mark the centennial celebration of Armistice Day – the day that officially concluded the Great War. Commonly referred to as the first “Total War,” it took an enormous human and economic toll. The Great War also paved the way for social change, from Prohibition to Women’s Suffrage that followed in its aftermath.
In commemorating World War I, this symposium invites papers that explore its engagement with and impact on the American Heartland. In probing the global-national-local trajectory, it encourages but is not limited to comparative approaches that link narratives about rural communities and small towns to an international war of incommensurable magnitude.
Accepted papers will be published in the Michigan Tech Digital Commons and selected papers will be included in a proposal for a published collection.