"Achtung, Baby! Under the Gaiety Are Signs of War"
Sun, November 13, 2011 • 2:00 PM • Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, Texas 78705
The Neill-Cochran House Museum Modern Times speaker series presents a talk by Andrew Villalon, senior lecturer of History at UT Austin, entitled "Achtung, Baby! Under the Gaiety Are Signs of War"
Balance of power is delicate, and shifts can brew enmities that fester and eventually explode. It's the late 19th-century power shifts and the simmer they caused that L. J. Andrew Villalon will address in this section of the series.
The term "Gay '90s" was coined in the 1920s as people looked back with nostalgia on their prewar days. Dr. Villalon will decode the sentimentality and take us to pivotal points that changed the world. Professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and Senior Lecturer in the University of Texas Department of History, Dr. Villalon is a specialist in late medieval and early modern European history. He has published on automotive history and the history of World War I.