Nationalism, Internationalism and the Legacies of the First World War

Professor Glenda Sluga, International History, University of Sydney

In conjunction with the History of University Life Seminar Series at St Paul’s College and the At War! University of Sydney and the First World War project at the University of Sydney.

Nationalism, Internationalism and the Legacies of the First World War


28 March 2014

What lessons should we draw from the First World War? In this lecture, Glenda Sluga will discuss the war's legacies from the perspective of its end, and the twinned principles on which a new postwar international order was to be established – namely nationality and the League of Nations. Her aim is to understand the relative significance of nationalism and of what contemporaries articulated as a 'new era of internationalism' in the last years of the war and in its wake.


Professor Glenda Sluga


Professor Glenda Sluga has published widely on the cultural history of international relations, internationalism, the history of European nationalisms, sovereignty, identity, immigration and gender history. In 2013, she was awarded a five-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship for Inventing the International: the origins of globalisation and her most recent book is Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism. (2014)

This event is the keynote lecture in the War and Peace: Universities and the First World War conference

Image credit: Charles Goldsborough Adams, 1915 University of Sydney Archives