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September 13, 2014

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus

Distinguished scholar and Program favorite Gerhard L. Weinberg returns for another installment in his country-by-country review of the Second World War. On the docket this fall is Italy. An ally in the First World War and the lesser partner of the Axis triumvirate in the Second, Italy is often construed as an “also-ran” in both contests.  Hitler greatly admired Mussolini, tried to model some of his own tactics on him, rescued him from imprisonment, and installed him in a shadow government in north Italy. In this seminar we’ll revisit the nation’s history in the first half of the twentieth century to understand Italy’s turn to Fascism, its aggressive empire building in the interwar period, its role as Germany’s wartime partner, and its ambiguous position in the last years of World War II. Sign up early as Dr. Weinberg’s seminars always sell out!


How Italy Came to Change Sides from World War I to World War II

Italy’s Wars before World War II

Italy at War, 1940-1943

Italy under War, 1943-1945

Time & Cost
9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014. The optional lunch is $15.00. The tuition is $125 ($110 by August 29). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by August 29). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.