Academic Freedom in Times of War

Symposium 1917: Michigan’s Great War and Its Aftermath

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In 1917, the University dismissed German Department Chair Carl Eggert and four others who were alleged to be sympathetic to Germany. This discussion will center on those events, which contributed to rising concerns about academic freedom on campus during the First World War — and beyond. This panel features Howard Brick (University of Michigan), Beshara Doumani (Brown University), Julia E. Liss (Scripps College), Joshua Miller (University of Michigan), and Melanie Tanielian (University of Michigan).

This LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester event is presented with support from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office. Additional support provided by the Department of History, and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.