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World War II Series
World War II: Experience and Legacy is a series the commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ending of the war.
The next, and final, installment in the series is on Wednesday, March 31, when Adam Bennett presents, “Powder, People and Politics: the Radford Ordnance Works and the New River Valley.”
Adam Bennett is a 2011 Honors Academy graduate of Radford University. He now teaches in Franklin County, Virginia. His senior honors project researched the impact of the mobilization for World War II on the New River Valley.
To attend via Zoom, please click on the following: WW II Zoom Room.
In-person: Owing to COIVD restrictions, there is limited in-person seating for this talk. (In-person attendance remains available only to individuals with an affiliation with Radford University.) For in-person attendance, please register at WWII in the NRV. The talk will be delivered in the CITL iLab, 2nd Floor, McConnell Library.
If you missed a talk from last year, recordings of the presentations are becoming available. Links to many of the talks are now active on the schedule below.
February 12 Suzanne Ament Sing to Victory: Song in Soviet Society during World War II
August 26 Rhett Herman An Archaeological and Geophysical Expedition to Guadalcanal.
Sept. 2 Sarah Gilbert and Samuel Lee Women on the Battlefield: Nurses in World War II.
Sept. 9 Patricia Heberer-Rice "Scientific Racism: The History of Eugenics in Nazi Germany and the United States" Q&A Session with Patricia Herberer-Rice from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Sept. 30 Michael Meindl Animating World War II: Animation on the Home Front and Beyond
Oct. 7 Neil Sigmon Breaking Enigma: The Bletchley Park Codebreakers and the Turing Bombe
Oct. 21 Neil Sigmon Navajo Code of World War II
Oct. 28 Mike Montgomery German Perspectives on VE Day
Nov. 4 Roann Barris From the Holocaust to Now: Visual Narratives of Trauma
Feb. 10 Tom Snediker Life During Wartime: Jazz Music in Occupied Paris
March 10 Sandy French Germany's Memory Problem -- The Memorial ot the Murdered Jews of Europe
March 24, Arye Ephrath Amazing Grace: My Holocaust Story.
March 31, Adam Bennett, Powder, People and Politics: the Radford Ordnance Works and the New River Valley
This series is being sponsored and organized by the Department of History, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, and McConnell Library. For further information, please contact, Dr. Suzanne Ament (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Matthew Oyos (email@example.com) at 540-831-5147.
*(The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement)