Jeffrey Sammons and John Morrow will Lecture "Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War"
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Cincinnati Museum Center
The lecture will reveal Ohio's little-known connection to the 15th New York National Guard/369th U.S. Infantry Regiment, and will also detail Ohio's men of color who volunteered to serve in World War I. This event is free and open to the public, though requires a reservation. Please find more details in the following link: http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-harlems-rattlers-and-the-great-war . As well, a 1913-style dinner reception proceeds this event: http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-1913-style-dinner-at-the-cincinnati-museum-center . Each table will host at least one Institute fellow, an outstanding opportunity for anyone interested in discussing WWI with an expert on the topic.
On Tuesday, July 8, institute scholars of music, literature and theater will present, "Literature, Arts and Music of the Great War." The event takes place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at the Mercantile Library, http://new.mercantilelibrary.com/ at 414 Walnut St. downtown. The event will take place against the backdrop of an exhibit featuring the WWI writings, paintings and sketches of Cincinnati artist Elizabeth Nourse, who volunteered to aid refugees in France. She was awarded Notre Dame's 1921 Laetare Medal for distinguished service to humanity by a Catholic layperson. For more information, call 513-621-0717. For reservations, see: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, July 9, the Institute and the UC College of Medicine will host Susan Grayzel, an internationally renowned history professor at the University of Mississippi, who will present a lecture on chemical warfare and the development of gas masks in the Great War. The event, "The Afterlife of the Chemist's War: Gas Masks and Culture, 1915-1945," will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, in Kresge Auditorium. For more information, call 513-556-0919. http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-the-afterlife-of-the-chemists-war-gas-masks-and-culture-1915-1945
There are a variety of other WWI events this summer, many of which can be found here: http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/wwi .
A more detailed account of the Institute may be found here: http://www.uc.edu/webapps/NEHwwone2014/description.html, with a frequently updated page found here: https://www.facebook.com/WWIandtheArts .
We greatly value our Cincinnati community, and hope you are able to attend or share information about one or many of our events this summer.