While Your Hearts Are Yearning

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Our next CELIA event: “While Your Hearts Are Yearning: Popular Music of World War I,” Saturday, 11 October 2014.
It’s finally here: our first CELIA/Dayton in the Great War event. Dr. Christopher Oldstone-Moore, History Department, Wright State University, has put together an exciting show of popular music from Britain, Canada, Australia, and the United States in the Great War, featuring performances by our talented faculty and students of the School of Music, Wright State University. It’s events like this that make Wright State’s World War I commemoration unique. You’re in for a real treat.

Concert begins at 7:30pm at Schuster Hall in Wright State’s Creative Arts Center. It’s free and open to the public. Free parking is available to visitors (go to the WSU Parking Services website here;  see campus map here).

We’ll see you there!

UPCOMING EVENT: WWI IN THE MIDDLE EAST

LECTURE: PHOTOGRAPHING THE EGYPT-PALESTINE FRONT DURING THE GREAT WAR

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014, 6:00 PM

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, 109 OELMAN HALL

Ottoman troops Jerusalem Nablus Rd

Ottoman troops on the Nablus Road, Jerusalem

When we think of the First World War, it’s the Western Front that usually springs to mind. But it was a world war, after all, fought on many fronts, and not just in Europe. The fighting in the Middle East was equally crucial, and the impact of the Great War on the region is still very much visible today. Professor Issam Nassar (Department of History, Illinois State University) will discuss Jamal Pasha’s failed attempt to seize control of the Suez Canal in 1915, featuring images by local Jerusalem photographers Khalil Raad and John Whiting. The Raad/Whiting photos show Ottoman preparations for the war, the men and commanders of Pasha’s Fourth Ottoman Army, military installations, and much more, bringing this largely forgotten campaign back to life. Using photographs as historical documents, Dr. Nassar will examine the role photography — and propaganda — played in the war.

The event is open and free to the public. Free parking is available to visitors (go to the WSU Parking Services website here); Dr. Nassar will speak in the large lecture hall in Oelman (109 Oelman; see campus map here).

Sponsored by: War & Society, Wright State University; Department of Art and Art History, Wright State University; Department of History, Wright State University; University Center for International Education, Wright State University.