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Oct. 16, 2018

Scofield presents paper at history workshop in London

By Grace Niemeyer, communication assistant


Dr. Devlin Scofield

Dr. Devlin Scofield

Dr. Devlin Scofield, assistant professor of history at Northwest Missouri State University, presented his paper Sept. 13-15 in London, England at an international workshop focused on German and Austrian cultural responses to the end of World War I.

Scofield’s paper, titled “Unattainable Landscape: The Place of Strasbourg in the Commemorative Practices of Interwar German Veterans’ Associations,” explored the commemorative practices of German veterans’ associations that were stationed in Strasbourg before the war but found themselves barred from Alsace by French officials after 1918.

The conference, titled “Aftermath: German and Austrian Cultural Responses to the End of the First World War,” took place on Strand Campus at King’s College London. Participants had the opportunity to attend panels, presentations and exhibits.

“One of the best parts of the conference, besides the other panels, was the opportunity to have a private tour of an exhibition entitled ‘Aftermath’ at the Tate Britain,” Scofield said. “It had works of art by such German artists as Kaethe Kollwitz and Otto Dix, some of my favorites.”

Scofield, who joined the Northwest faculty in 2015, specializes in modern German and French history. His current project, “The Vanquished among Victors: Veterans and National Belonging in Alsace, 1871-1953,” focuses on a nationally ambiguous group’s attempt to reconstruct postwar lives, relationships with one another and the newly sovereign state four times.

Scofield earned his Ph.D. in history from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Montana State University.


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