Monday, March 12, 2012

"The Future Depends on Brest-Litovsk"

From Derek Neal:
The Department of History is pleased to invite you to a special presentation on Friday, March 16 at 5:00 pm in Room A226, entitled "'The Future Depends on Brest-Litovsk': War, Peace, and Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe, 1917–1918."
 Our guest speaker is Mr. Borislav Chernev, doctoral candidate in History at the American University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Chernev will discuss previously overlooked aspects of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference which took place between December 1917 and March 1918 in an attempt to resolve the hostilities in the Eastern European theatre of the First World War. Focusing on the importance of Austrian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian delegations, the presentation will emphasize the domestic implications of peacemaking, and ask how the conference contributed to transmuting World War I into later national and social revolution in the vast region affected by the treaty.
 As in the History Seminar Series, the talk is free of charge, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.