The International Conference on World War II has gone virtual.

The International Conference on World War II has gone virtual.

The world’s leading symposium on World War II will take place online this year.

Starting Friday, March 5th, 2021, historians and WWII enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to hear talks and lectures from distinguished historians and academics. The International Conference on World War II, which has taken place since 2006 in New Orleans, will be streamed electronically for the first time, and, for the first time, at no charge to viewers.

“Beginning Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m. CT,” according to the press release, “the best and brightest historians, scholars and authors will shed light on the unique aspects of World War II, including African American experiences in the war, the teaching of the Holocaust in Europe and the United States, and more.”

From March 5-6, the programming will be streamed live with recorded sessions being available on-demand after they air.

The bi-annual conference will likely return at the National WWII Museum in November 2021, so try to make this event while you can.

Session highlights include:

  • A discussion of the work and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Mauldin led by Todd DePastino, PhD, and Rob Citino, PhD
  • A panel discussion on African American Experiences in World War II with John Morrow, PhD; Chad Williams, PhD; and Robert Jefferson, PhD.
  • Jason Dawsey, PhD, Paul Sparrow, and Alexandra Richie, DPhil will discuss how the Holocaust is taught in Europe and the United States.
  • Gerhard Weinberg, PhD, and Michael Neiberg, PhD, discuss the forgotten battlefronts of World War II.
  • A discussion on Hispanic American experiences during World War II with Dave Gutierrez.

For a full list of programming and speakers, see here.

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