World War 1 Symposium
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World War 1 Symposium

Friday 07 November 2014 - 15:00
Casa d’Italia Theatre, İstanbul

Symposium - An outlook on World War I

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul, in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Boğaziçi University, British Council, Cervantes Institute, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Balassi Hungarian Cultural Institute, Dimitrie Cantemir Romanian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic and the Institute of History of Slovak Academy of Sciences, in the framework of EUNIC, is proud to organize and announce the symposium "An outlook on World War I”, on November 7th, at Casa d’Italia Theatre (Meşrutiyet caddesi, no. 75, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu) from 3 pm.

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. It is considered the first occurrence of worldwide conflict and shaped the history of the world until well into the 20th century. About 40 countries around the world were involved. Fought in the Middle East, Africa, on the world’s oceans and in Europe, the War cost over 17 million people their lives and even today, the Great War continues to influence the political landscape of Europe. 

Speakers at this important event will include: Emilio Gentile (La Sapienza University of Rome), Gabriela Dudeková (Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences), Tomáš Kykal (Military History Institute in Prague), Zafer Toprak (Boğaziçi University), Tibor Balla (Military Archives and Museum in Budapest), Silvana Rachieru (“Dimitrie Cantemir” Romanian Cultural Institute in Istanbul), Gudrun Harrer (Austrian Diplomatic Academy), Pablo Martín Asuero (Cervantes Institute in Istanbul), Anne Bostancı (British Council). During the symposium simultaneous translation in English/Italian/Turkish will be provided.

Entrance will be free.

For more information and detailed programme you can visit the webpage.

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