Jonathan Casey on The World Remembers

Date(s) - 04/05/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cockefair Hall, #215


On Friday, April 5, Jonathan Casey, Director of the Archives and Edward Jones Research Center at the National WWI Museum, will discuss The World Remembers, an international public memory project attempting to compile as many fatalities from all combatant nations in World War I as possible. The project is based in Toronto, Canada, and was initiated by Robert Thomson, who had many relatives serve in WWI, several of whom were killed.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial began participating in the project in 2015 as a partnering institution and has housed an exhibition featuring the display each year since. The Museum and Memorial’s archives provided several dozen photographic images for use in the display.

Of the estimated 117,000 American soldiers killed during World War I, more than 90,000 U.S. names have been collected for The World Remembers. To date, it is the largest single repository of American soldier fatalities from the Great War. The Museum continues its efforts to create the first comprehensive list of all American soldiers killed during World War I.

Join us on April 5, 2019, at 12 PM in Cockefair Hall 215 as part of the History Department’s “First Fridays” Lecture Series in New Historical Research.