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A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg

June 22, 2013

Gerhard L. Weinberg, the world’s leading scholar of World War II, considers Great Britain and France within the larger scope of this global conflict. In four lectures, Professor Weinberg illuminates both powers’ initial unwillingness to go to war, and their respective failures and victories. Along the way Professor Weinberg addresses domestic and international aspects of the war and explores how both countries coped with total, global war.


Gerhard Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History, Emeritus, retired from teaching at Carolina in 1999, but remains active in his field. He is one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of World War II and National Socialist Germany. He is the author of ten books, including A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II, which received three major awards for scholarship, was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and is widely considered to be the best single-volume history of World War II. Most recently, Professor Weinberg was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, a lifetime achievement prize for excellence in military writing.


France, Part I: The Reluctant Ally

France, Part II: The Nation Divided; Pétain’s Accommodations and DeGaulle’s Triumph

Great Britain, Part I: Resistance and Revision

Great Britain, Part II: Her Darkest Hour and the Unraveling of Empire

Time and Cost

9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The tuition is $125 ($110 by May 23). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by May 23). 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.

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