The National WWI Museum and Memorial is hosting a two-day symposium Nov. 4-5, 2022 for all who have a general or professional interest in the periods prior to, during and after World War I. This year's theme, titled "Shifting Tides: Citizenship in a World of Conflict" aims to discuss and reflect on the evolution of citizenship during WWI and its legacy through the century.
Engulfed by four years of total war, the world emerged transformed.
The conflict that ripped through national borders and eroded centuries-old power dynamics receded, and in its wake swelled a storm that redefined citizenship and just governance. Amid the unfamiliarity of wartime and post-war societies, populations were both bound by tradition and buoyed by bids to reshape political, economic and social landscapes. Some who once marched into combat for their leaders now marched against them. Tensions rippled from one continent to the next, stirring revolutions and reforms.
Similar to last year, the Museum is offering a hybrid in-person and virtual format. Online registrants will have full access to all sessions, while in-person registrants will be able to attend an evening dinner reception on Nov. 4.