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Agenda for Dixie's Great War: World War I and the American South

Friday, October 6    Ferguson Center

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. John M. Giggie, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies
Director, Francis S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South

Dr. Andrew J. Huebner, Associate Professor, Department of History

 Great Hall

8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Mobilizing for the Great War
Dr. Jennifer Keene, Chapman University
Dr. Ross Kennedy, Illinois State University
Dr. Michael Neiberg, US Army War College

Great Hall

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Fighting the Great War Over Here
Dr. Jessica Adler, Florida International University
Dr. Nancy Bristow, University of Puget Sound
Dr. Marty Olliff, Troy University

Great Hall

12 p.m - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own


1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Fighting the Great War Over There
Dr. Ruth Truss, University of Montevallo
Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, Texas Christian University
Dr. Chad Williams, Brandeis University

Great Hall

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Finding Meaning in the Great War
Dr. Jonathan Ebel, University of Illinois
Dr. Derryn Moten, Alabama State University
Dr. Steve Trout, University of South Alabama

Great Hall 

4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Great Hall 

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closing Reception

Great Hall Patio



For more information, please contact Sea Talantis at or 205-348-3014 or Lauren Lewis at or 205-348-6222.