On Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m., the GHS will host the next lecture in our "History as Background series. Reed Browning will be discussing "How World War I Created the Modern Middle East."
The focus of the talk will be the post-WWI settlement imposed by the European powers, chiefly Britain, on the former Ottoman area that stretches from the Mediterranean eastwards to the Persian frontier, or, if you prefer, from the Levant to Mesopotamia. Browning will show how an understanding of this settlement is critical to understanding the region today.
When: Wed., March 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The GHS Museum
The “History as Background” series is designed to go beyond Granville to help residents of the community better understand today’s events. Programs will be 45 to 50 minutes in length, to be followed by questions and answers. Periods covered will generally end by 1990 to avoid partisanship and politicization of discussion and to fulfill the mission of the program to provide general background, said Tom Martin, Society president.