DKU Library Author Talks: Jay Winter | Duke Kunshan University

DKU Library Author Talks: Jay Winter

Thursday, December 5, 5:30-6:45PM, AB 1079

Please join the students from HIST110 as they interview Professor Jay Winter about his book Dreams of Peace and Freedom: Utopian Moments in the 20th Century. He will give a brief talk about changing approaches to history illustrated with examples of his writing as well as his Emmy award winning PBS/BBC documentary series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, on which he was co-producer, co-writer, and chief historian. The brief talk will be followed by a question and answer period with students from HIST110 and the audience. Light refreshments will be provided.

About the author: Jay Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University.  He is a specialist on World War I and its impact on the 20th century. Winter is the author or co-author of 25 books, including Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History; The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century; Rene Cassin and the rights of man, and most recently, War beyond words: Languages of remembrance from the Great War to the present. In addition he has edited or co-edited 30 books and contributed 130 book chapters to edited volumes.  Winter was also co-producer, co-writer, and chief historian for the PBS/BBC series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, which won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and a Producers Guild of America Award for best television documentary in 1997.  He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Graz, the University of Leuven, and the University of Pariss.

This presentation is open to all. Should you have any question about the presentation, please feel free to contact DKU Library @ or Shuqian Xu @

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