The War not only caused death and destruction to those fighting; the war’s effect on culture and thinking were catastrophic. The war was the end of an era, and to many, the end of one of the great periods of European civilization. Psychology, culture, philosophy- all of these took dramatic turns as a result of the war. This talk will discuss the war and its ending at the Versailles Conference, as well as its after-effects in the cultural, economic, and political spheres, which would ultimately result in the outbreak of war only twenty years after the close of the War to End All Wars.
Speaker Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West.