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War and the Making of the Modern World

Start Date 10th Aug 2018 5:30pm
End Date

Speaker: Professor Margaret MacMillan

Professor Margaret MacMillan is Professor of History, University of Toronto, Emeritus Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, Xerox Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Centre for Global Affairs at John Hopkins SAIS, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs.

War and the Making of the Modern World

War and the Making of the Modern World - War is deeply woven into human history. Organised society and conflict appear to have marched side by side, each affecting the other. Wars have changed societies in many ways but changes in society have also affected the nature of war. We remember war, rightly, for its destructive impact but it has also led to advances in science, to improvements in the position of previously marginalized groups such as women, or to greater equality. This lecture will examine some of the paradoxes of war drawing on examples from history. Since it is a century since the end of the Great War particular attention will be paid to its causes and consequences.


Stanley Burbury Theatre
University of Tasmania
Churchill Avenue
Sandy Bay

Time: 5:30pm for book signing and 6pm for lecture

Prof MacMillan’s books will be available and there will be an opportunity for book signing at the event, thanks to Fullers Bookshop.

Presented by the Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania, High Commission of Canada and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.