Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Adrienne Landry (Page 2 of 2)

Adrienne Landry Dunavin is a member of the Kansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee and is the primary administrator of KansasWW1.org. She worked at the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies as their Outreach Coordinator from 2010-2016. During that time she served on the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration Working Group. She continues to volunteer as a representative for CREES and KU WWI on this blog.

#KU_WWI Twitter Project: Origins & Inspiration

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-4-34-14-pmIn my last post, I wrote about the KU_WWI Twitter Project (“KU_WWI Twitter Project: Commemorating the #FirstWorldWar through Social Media,” September 29, 2016), a social media project led by the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) that tweetenacted the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 100 years after his death. In this post, I wanted to share a little bit more about the project’s origins and the key elements that made this project unique. ...read more

#KU_WWI Twitter Project: Commemorating the #FirstWorldWar through Social Media

On June 28th, 2014, the University of Kansas (KU) Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) and 8 members from the Lawrence community met at the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City to reenact or rather, “tweetenact,” the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand exactly 100 years after his death. ...read more

Kansas WW1 Centennial Committee – Meeting Minutes

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Want to keep up-to-date with the work of the Kansas WW1 Centennial Committee? Check out our meeting minutes!

The committee meets quarterly at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, KS. Minutes are taken at every meeting and then posted to the KansasWW1.org website for anyone interested in our efforts to coordinate the commemoration of the First World War around the state of Kansas. ...read more

Kansas and the Eastern Front

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The 2015/16 KU WWI Lecture Series, Everyday Lives on the Eastern Front, concluded yesterday evening with a lecture by West Virginia University Eberly Professor of Modern European History, Robert Blobaum.

In his talk, Professor Blobaum contextualized Warsaw’s First World War experience by comparing it to the more widely understood and researched experience of Warsaw’s citizens during the Second World War. In the analysis of statistical data found in food rationing, caloric intake, the weight measurements of youth, infant mortality rates, migration, and other like metrics, there is an argument to be made that the WWI experience had as much of an impact – and in some instances, a more severe impact – on the overall public health of Warsaw’s citizens than WWII. ...read more

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