World War I - Why it matters 100 years later

How does World War I to this day shape the world’s reaction to emerging conflicts?

Organisator Studium Generale

di 11 november 2014 20:00 tot 22:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115

One hundred years later, how does World War I still echo around us?  Paul Moeyes explores how this Great War turned a page in human history reshaping the world’s reaction to emerging conflicts. He will explore among others, the consequences it had for international law. Whether you call it humanitarian support, neutrality, non- intervention, or just ‘staying out of the way’, the moral superiority of ‘not getting involved’ is under the spotlight as we tour this epic conflict. In a world to this day rife with conflict, what can WWI tell us about the family of nations standing by on the side-lines? Join our celebrated WWI specialist to discover what made WWI is different from all other conflicts in human history.


Paul Moeyes (1957) is lecturer in English literature and history at the Educatieve Hogeschool in Amsterdam. He published Siegfried Sassoon: scorched glory and made several contributions to magazines such as Neophilologus, Armamenteria, Historisch Nieuwsblad and Rijksmuseum Bulletin. Buiten schot - Nederland tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog was published at the Arbeiderspers.