Global 1919: World-Making after World War One

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global 1919

Fall 2019

Taught By: Aaron Jakes

Section: L

CRN: 7642

Credits: 0

1919, the year of the New School’s founding, was a year of rolling revolutions. The Great War devoured lives, landscapes, and imperial institutions. When the old power brokers of Europe gathered to divide the spoils of war, they encountered questions they had not anticipated. What forms of government would succeed the vast empire-states that the war had destroyed? Who would bear the momentous costs of rebuilding all that had been lost? What kinds of art, music, and literature would express mourning for so much human suffering and give shape to more promising futures? Would advances in technology rip the globe apart or knit it back together? Growing numbers of people, both young and old, rejected the notion that the old white men assembled at Versailles should answer these questions; they took matters into their own hands. Disenfranchised colonial subjects revolted in pursuit of independence. Formerly marginalized groups demanded new rights. Theorists, visionaries, and artists drew inspiration from this climate of hope and uncertainty. In conjunction with the New School’s Centennial Celebration, this special ULEC will offer a panorama of this world in flux. Topics will include: the post-war peace negotiations; political uprisings in Egypt, Iraq, India, Ireland, Korea, and China; economic thought after empire; transatlantic feminisms; anti-racist solidarity movements; the international struggle for oil; the globalization of communism; urban design for the post-war city; and transnational modernisms. Weekly lectures will feature New School faculty along with distinguished guest scholars from outside the University.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 100

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:55am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L104

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019