Professor Christopher Clark speaking at the Fitt Ord Foundation event at the House of Literature, Oslo

Fritt Ord Foundation plans to mark First World War Centenary in Norway

Posted on on 10 December 2013
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The Fritt Ord Foundation is planning a programme of events to mark the Centenary of the First World War, with a series of lectures having been held in November 2013.

The lectures were held at House of Literature (Litteraturhuset), Oslo, on Saturday 23rd November.


Christopher Clark - How Europe Went to War in 1914

Ute Frevert - The Honour Game: Male Pride and Female Humiliation in Europe's 1914 July Crisis

Patrcik Salmon - Scandinavia and the Outbreak of the First World War

Hew Strachan - Military operations and national policies

All of the lectures are available to watch here.

Commemorative programme

The Frit Ord Foundation is planning two additional weekend events, one on 8th and 9th of February 2014, and one on 8th and 9th of March 2014.

For the event in February, predominantly Scandinavian writers and researchers are being invited by the Foundation to discuss the conflict.

In March another event will take place with guest speakers including Jay Winter, Keith Jeffrey, Thomas Boghardt, David Stevenson, David Welch, Mark Connelly, Michael Paris, Pierre Purseigle, Edward Madigan and Ola Teige.

Source: The Fritt Ord Foundation

Images courtesy of the Fritt Ord Foundation

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News