Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $300
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $330
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Section A is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Section B is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
The political, social, and cultural consequences of the First World War continue to shape the world today. Revolutionary movements that emerged in the aftermath of the war and conflicts over new political boundaries in Central and Eastern Europe planted the seeds for future conflict. Discontent with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles contributed to the rise of fascism in Italy and Nazism in Germany, and ongoing problems in the Middle East were also rooted in decisions made at the Paris Peace Conference. Explore the legacies of the Great War in this ten-session course.
Ten sessions. E - $300, L - $330
Frank A. Biletz received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in modern British and Irish history. He is currently an adjunct instructor in History at Loyola University Chicago and has been teaching seminars at the Newberry since 1994.
- Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World, Random House, 2003. ISBN: 978-0375760525
- Robert Gerwarth, The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. ISBN: 978-0374537180
For the first class, please read Part One, "Defeat," of the Robert Gerwarth book, The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.