Martha Hanna (University of Colorado, Boulder) will deliver the fourth lecture in the Legacies of the Great War series on October 22, 2014, at 4 PM in Eckstein Hall (the Law School). The title of her lecture is “Their Hearts Remained at Home: Marriage and the Great War in Britain, France, and Canada.” The lecture is free, but the Law School requests on-line RSVPs at

This talk will examine the effect of the First World War on the marriages of the soldiers of three chief Allied armies. Strains on the marriages of soldiers were great, since those in military service a century ago had infrequent leaves from frontline duties and, for non-European soldiers such as the Canadians, military service usually meant absence from home and family for the war's duration.

Martha Hanna, professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, is a specialist in the history of modern France, with particular interest in the history of the First World War. She is the author of The Mobilization of the Intellect: French Scholars and Writers in the Great War (Harvard University Press, 1996) and Your Death Would be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War (Harvard University Press, 2006). The latter book won the J. Russell Major Prize of the American Historical Association, the Colorado Book Award, and The Distinguished Book Award of the Society for Military History. She is also a contributor to several international collaborative projects to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, including The Cambridge History of the First World War.

This talk is part of a series of public lectures on the Legacies of the Great War. An interdisciplinary symposium at the War’s Centennial sponsored by Marquette’s History Department, Law School, Gender and Sexuality Resources Center, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.







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