Signature image, Eastern Front 1914-1918: An exploration of the conflict, March 4 to September 9, 2016
Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library

The exhibit “Eastern Front 1914-1918: An exploration of the conflict" was developed in conjunction with the campus WWI Lecture Series, “Everyday Life on the Eastern Front.” The exhibition showcases the scholarship of an interdisciplinary selection of KU faculty and students and features a broad range of materials from KU Libraries’ International and Special Collections. KU Libraries faculty members Sally Haines, Geoff Husic and Jon Giullian shared their expertise in Slavic studies and their understanding of the Eastern Front and its impact on history and culture to select these materials. Items featured in the exhibition introduce viewers to the unique and often overlooked wartime conditions of the eastern front regions.

Opening Reception Speaker

Lorie Vanchena, "Why Study WWI?"
Associate Professor
KU Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures

Exhibit Partners

Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045

Center for Russian & Eastern European Studies (CREES)
Bailey Hall, Room 320
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 660045

International Collections
Watson Library, Rm. 519
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Wescoe 4070
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

KUMC Dept. of History and Philosophy of Medicine
MS 1025
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66160

Max Kade Center for German-American Studies
1134 W. 11th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Collections and Scholarship

Wall Case

Jon Guillian
Slavic & Eurasian Studies Librarian
KU Libraries

Geoff Husic
Slavic & Near East Studies Librarian
KU Libraries

Marc Greenberg
Slavic Languages & Literatures at KU

Life Goes On

Sally Haines
Special Collections Librarian
Spencer Research Library

Marie-Alice L'Heureux
Associate Professor
KU School of Architecture, Design & Planning

Stephen Dickey
Associate Professor
Slavic Languages & Literatures at KU

Polish Homefront

Jon Guillian
Slavic & Eurasian Studies Librarian
KU Libraries

Robert Blobaum
Eberly Professor
WVU Dept. of History

Nathan Wood
Associate Professor
KU Dept. of History

Drew Burks
Graduate Student
KU Dept. of History

War & Medicine

Jon Guillian
Slavic & Eurasian Studies Librarian
KU Libraries

Dr. Frederick Holmes
KUMC Dept. of the History & Philosophy of Medicine

Dr. Christopher Crenner
Professor & Chair
KUMC Dept. of the History & Philosophy of Medicine

Laurie Stoff
Senior Lecturer
Barrett Honors College of Arizona State Univeristy

Heather Perry
Associate Professor
UNC-Charlotte Dept. of History

War & Revolution

Jon Guillian
Slavic & Eurasian Studies Librarian
KU Libraries

David Stone
US Naval War College

Norman Saul
Professor Emeritus
KU Dept. of History

Student Research

Lorie Vanchena
Associate Professor
KU Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures

Erik Scott
Assistant Professor
KU Dept. of History

Scholarship as Conversation

Educational Resources for the "Eastern Front 1914-1917" exhibition (pdf)

The Haricombe Gallery is an ideal space to bring students where they can make connections across disciplines and participate in the practices of debate, exchange, and collaboration fundamental to the academic community. The questions provided here are meant to bring students into scholarly conversation.

Related Events

Gallery Lecture Series

Nathan Wood, “Understanding Life and Death on the Eastern Front: A personal and historical journey”
April 15 , 2016 | 2-3:30 PM | Watson Three West

Colin Roust, "World War I as Artistic Crucible: The Early Music of Georges Auric (1899-1983)"
April 21, 2016 | 1:30-3 PM | Watson Three West

Combat Air Museum: World War I Replica Aircraft, Artifacts from the Battlefield, & Advancements of Aviation Technology

On view through 2018 | Museum Hours | 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka

WW1 Lecture Series

Robert Blobaum, "A Minor Apocolypse: Everyday Life in Warsaw during the First World War"
March 29, 2016| 7-8 pm | Kansas Union, Alderson Auditorium

Brownbag: Cities on the Edge of Forever: The Curious Persistence of Pre-War Urban Imaginaries, Robert Jameson

April 12, 2016 | 12 – 1 pm | Bailey 318

Spencer Museum of Art 2015-2016 KU Common Work of Art: Otto Dix Self Portrait

November 5, 2015 to March 31, 2016 | Kenneth Spencer Research Library, North Gallery | Spencer Research Library hours

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