Armistice Day: Nation-States, The New World Order and the Rhetoric of World War I
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:00pm


TUE November 13th 

Urban Center Building
Parson’s Gallery


Light Refreshments will be available

100 years ago, on November 11th, 1918, allied forces signed the Armistice that marked the end of WWI, the “war to end all wars.” It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Documentaries, films, and public perceptions of the first world war, by and large, have neglected to represent non-European narratives of the event. This panel will focus on WWI and the Armistice from African and Middle Eastern perspectives. Join us as we seek to expand our narrative of World War I and explore the ramifications of ‘peace’ within a more global context.


Dr. Jennifer Tappan is Associate Professor of African History at Portland State University where she teaches courses on African history and the history of medicine and global health. She is the author of The Riddle of Malnutrition: The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda (2017, Ohio University Press). Her work has also appeared in the International Journal of African Historical Studies and an edited volume: Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control. She is currently working on the history of yellow fever in Africa.


Dr. James Grehan is Professor of History at Portland State Universty  where he teaches courses on the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. He is the author of Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (2014, Oxford University Press), which was awarded the Fuat Köprülü Prize for Best Book in Ottoman and Turkish Studies in 2015 and Co-Winner of the Biennial Prize for Best Book in Syrian Studies by the Syrian Studies Association.