The Great War in Modern Thought
The Humanities Program at Grenfell Campus marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War by holding an interdisciplinary symposium on the significance of the Great War in our contemporary understanding of conflict and in our changing understanding of past conflict. This symposium embraced the disciplines of philosophy, history, film studies, theology, classics, politics and fiction. It was a free and welcoming event in line with Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework. In terms of Memorial’s Research Strategy Framework, the symposium provided Memorial scholars with the opportunity to present research on the Great War). The themes of the symposium were: wartime experiences, war and trauma, Homeric and 20th century warfare, the First World War and the arts. Keynote speaker was Dr. Travis Kroeker of McMaster University. Dr. Kroeker has published widely in the field of philosophical theology grounded in a Mennonite perspective.