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World War II Series
World War II: Experience and Legacy is a series designed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ending of the war. The series was put on hold during the spring but resumed for the fall term. The full roster of presentations is listed below.
The next event in the series on Sept. 30 will feature Michael Meindl, who will discuss "Animating WWII: Animation on the Home Front and Beyond." Meindl teaches in the Radford University School of Communication.
This presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
There is limited in-person seating for this event in McConnell Library Rm 271 (iLab in CITL), and a streaming option via Zoom is also available.
To register for in-person seating: WW II Animation Talk
To participate via Zoom please use the following: WW II Series Zoom
This event is free and open to the public.
The Full Schedule of Events for the World War II Series, Experience and Legacy, 75 Years Since the Victory:
August 26 Rhett Herman An Archaeological and Geophysical Expedition to Guadalcanal.
Sept. 2 Sarah Gilbert Nursing on the Battlefield: WWII and the Contributions of Nurses
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. 16 Jennifer Hedges with Moira Baker J. D. Salinger, War Trauma, and Fiction.
Sept. 23 Johnny Moore "Keep Baseball Going": The National Pastime during World War II
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
Nov. 11 Roann Barris Posters Go to War: Visual Narratives of Trauma, Part II
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)