Balkan Legacies of the Great War: Centenary re-launch

Balkan Legacies of the Great War: Centenary re-launch

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 5:00pm
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Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Maria-Eleni Koppa (Panteion University/St Antony's College, Oxford)
David Madden (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Elizabeth Roberts (Weidenfeld Scholarships Programme)
Ivor Roberts (Trinity College, Oxford)
Chair: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford); David Madden (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Series: 
SEESOX

This is a rich yet succinct account of an underexplored story: the consequences of the Great War for the region which ignited it. It offers a fascinating tapestry: the collapse of Empires, the birth of Turkey and Yugoslavia, Greece as both victor and loser, Bulgaria's humiliating defeat; bitter memories, forced migrations, territorial implications and collective national amnesias. The legacies live on.

The contributions in this volume significantly enhance the debate about how the Great War is remembered in South East Europe, and why it still evokes such strong emotions and reactions, more than a century after its beginnings.