The Academic World in the Era of the Great War

  • Marie-Eve Chagnon
  • Tomás Irish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marie-Eve Chagnon, Tomás Irish
    Pages 1-18
  3. Mobilizations

  4. Ruptures

  5. Demobilizations

  6. Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


This book examines the ways in which scholarly expertise was mobilized during the First World War, and the consequences of this for the inter-connected academic world that had developed in the late nineteenth century. Adopting a strong international approach, the contributors to this volume examine the impact of the War on individuals, institutions, and disciplines, cumulatively demonstrating the strong afterlife of conflict for scholarly practices and academic communities across Europe and North America, in the decades following the cessation of the Great War.


First World War academia transnationalism United States higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie-Eve Chagnon
    • 1
  • Tomás Irish
    • 2
  1. 1.Université du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Swansea UniversitySwanseaUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95265-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95266-3
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