The Living Legacy of the First World War

Overview

Funded with a grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, this project created non-resident fellowships to conduct original historical research on various aspects of the First World War, breathing new life into this rich history and gleaning lessons, trends, and perspectives obscured to earlier observers.

Detail from John Singer Sargent's <i>Gassed</i> (1919). CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sargent,_John_Singer_(RA)_-_Gassed_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg">Google Cultural Institute/Imperial War Musem London (Public Domain)</a>

APR 17, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: The Politics & Medicine of Treating Post-Traumatic Stress, with Tanisha Fazal

Although it has been written about for centuries, post-traumatic stress was not officially recognized as a medical condition until the 1980s. However World War I "...

Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, American World War I flying ace. CREDIT: <a href="http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196753/capt-edward-v-rickenbacker/">U.S. Air Force</a>

APR 10, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: Airpower During the First World War, with Philip Caruso

"World War I was the beginning of what we now consider to be one of the cornerstones of the ways in which we engage in ...

French military hospital during World War I. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:H%C3%B4pital_1914-1918.jpg">Yelkrokoyade/Public Domain</a>

APR 3, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: Hidden Photographic Narratives, with Katherine Akey

Katherine Akey is researching "gueules cassées," soldiers who suffered facially disfiguring injuries on WWI battlefields, focusing on those who were treated at the American ...