Great War lecture series: “Influenza and the Great War”

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The Guards Division war memorial at Horse Guards Parade in London. War memorial to those fallen during World War One who served with the Guards Division 1914-1918.

Angelo State University’s Department of History will host the second spring 2019 installment of its Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.   

Titled “Influenza and the Great War,” the lecture will take place in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open free to the public. Dr. Nicholas Negovetich, an ASU associate professor of biology, will discuss the Spanish Flu Epidemic, one of the most devastating events and legacies of the Great War Era.   

One additional event is scheduled for the Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series as it concludes this spring:   

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, ASU Carr Education-Fine Arts Building: “American Legacies of the Great War.” Several ASU faculty members will conclude the lecture series with a look at the Great War’s legacies in the U.S.

The four-year lecture series began in September 2015 to commemorate World War I, also known as the Great War, and has been partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant No. AC-226771-15. The series is co-sponsored this spring by the ASU West Texas Collection, Russian Enrichment Program, and Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.  

Source: Angelo State University

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