The Meredith College Symposium on World War I wrapped up three days of outstanding scholarly engagement on Saturday, April 8. Scholars from at least eighteen national and regional institutions traveled to Meredith College to take part in the event commemorating the centennial of the United States entering the First World War. Faculty, staff and students from across Meredith College contributed their own talents to the proceedings, making the symposium a true campus community endeavor.
The symposium came out of a book project, North Carolina and World War I (2018), to which faculty member Angela Robbins Marritt has contributed an essay focused on women on the home front during the war. Dr. Marritt and two other scholars associated with the book presented their research at the American Historical Association annual meeting in 2016, and it was there that the idea to host a symposium at Meredith was born. The Department of History and Political Science invited the book contributors to share their research and also issued a national call for papers, expanding the theme to reach beyond North Carolina. The twenty-six papers presented at the symposium expertly represent recent scholarship in this dynamic field of study.
The Department of History and Political Science would like to thank everyone who helped us make the symposium so successful. No list can fully identify everyone who helped make the symposium possible but the department would like to make particular notice of partners who were especially important to the symposium’s success.
All Panelists and Panel Chairs
Provost Matthew Poslusny
The Kenan Fund
The Broder-Wallace Endowment Fund
The North Carolina Museum of History
The Faculty & Students of the Foreign Languages Department
Meredith College Marketing
The Carlyle Campbell Library
Meredith College Archives
Campus Dining Services
The Neustadt Family
The Print & Copy Center
–Submitted by Angela Robbins Marritt, Assistant Professor of History