Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Draughon Center to Host Symposium in Meaux, France

Draughon Center to Host Symposium in Meaux, France

On Friday, July 27, the Caroline Marshall Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University will host a public symposium on Alabama and World War I at the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, France. The symposium will feature noted scholars discussing the experiences of the soldiers and communities who sent them, and the ways in which we have and continue to remember the War's significance.

Symposium presenters include Dr. Bert Frandsen, U.S. Air War College; Beth Hunter, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Dr. Jeff Jakeman, Auburn University; Mortimer Jordan III; Pam King, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Kaye Nail, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Dr. Monique Seefried, United States World War One Centennial Commission; Dr. Ruth Truss, University of Montevallo; and Dr. Steve Trout, University of South Alabama.

Speakers and participants will attend official World War One Centennial commemorations of the Oisne-Aisne Offensive and Battle of Croix Rouge Farm, where many Alabamians died in battle on July 26, 1918. 

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, France. For more information about the museum, visit www.museedelagrandeguerre.eu/en.

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities creates opportunities that explore our individual and collective experiences, values, and identities through the creativity of the arts and the wisdom of the humanities. For more information, visit www.auburn.edu/cah.

Last Updated: July 21, 2018