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Years of Plenty, Years of Want: France and the Legacy of the Great War

Professor of History Benjamin Martin discusses the aftermath of World War I in France
When Oct 23, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where West Laville Library
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Contact Phone 225-578-2479
Attendees Honors College students
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In the first installment of our Fall Faculty Research Series, Professor of History Benjamin Martin will discuss his book Years of Plenty, Years of Want: France and the Legacy of the Great War. Professor Martin will describe life in France both before and after World War I, from the Belle Époque to the après-guerre and "the misery of victory." After his remarks, there will be a short question-and-answer session.

Dr. Martin is the Katheryn J., Lewis C., and Benjamin Price Professor of History. He received his A.B/ from Davidson College and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. Phi Beta Kappa recently named Martin as a book critic for The Key Reporter, its nationally distributed alumni publication. Martin is the first professor from LSU to be selected for this prestigious honor.

Dr. Martin came to LSU in 1983 after holding positions at the University of North Carolina and West Virginia Wesleyan College. At LSU, he has been recognized with various awards for his teaching, including the 2006 Roselyn Boneno Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in the Department of History and the Outstanding Professor of 1988 award from the College of Arts & Sciences (now College of Humanities & Social Sciences).

Dr. Martin is the author of six books on France's Third Republic. He has also been featured in a number of television documentaries that have aired on The History Channel. 

Refreshments will be served.