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The world’s leading symposium on World War II is going virtual.

Starting Friday, historians and WWII buffs alike will be treated to talks and lectures by august historians, scholars, and authors. Held in New Orleans since 2006, the International Conference on World War II will be streamed on an entirely virtual platform and, for the first time, will be free to the public.

“Beginning Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m. CT,” according to the press release, “the best and brightest historians, scholars and authors will shed light on the unique aspects of World War II, including African American experiences in the war, the teaching of the Holocaust in Europe and the United States, and more.”

Running from March 5-6, the programming will be streamed live with recorded sessions available on demand after they air.

The bi-yearly conference is expected to return in person in November 2021 at the National WWII Museum, so be sure to check out this event while you can.

Some session highlights include:

  • A session discussing the work and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Mauldin led by Todd DePastino, PhD, and Rob Citino, PhD
  • A panel discussion on Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II with John Morrow, PhD; Chad Williams, PhD; and Robert Jefferson, PhD
  • A discussion on how the Holocaust is taught in Europe and the United States with Jason Dawsey, PhD; Paul Sparrow; and Alexandra Richie, DPhil
  • A look into World War II’s forgotten fronts with Gerhard Weinberg, PhD and Michael Neiberg, PhD
  • A conversation with Dave Gutierrez on Hispanic American experiences during the war

For a full list of programming and speakers, see here.