Two upcoming talks about the people behind the event that ignited World
War 1… Short notice on the first, apologies…
That we are publicising these events doen’t necessarily inply support for
opinions expressed in the talks… But they look interesting nonetheless.
1. The ‘Young Bosnia’ Group: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
Sat 14 Jun 2014, 19:00
Alternative perspectives on the Sarajevo assassination that sparked World
The ‘Young Bosnia’ were a revolutionary group of young men from different
ethnic persuasions who came together in the early years of the 20th
century with the aim of freeing Bosnia from the Austro-Hungarian Empire
and creating a union of south-Slav peoples. Misunderstood and
mis-represented by the dominant powers of the day, the truth about Gavrilo
Princip – ”the man who ignited WWI” – and his companions has long been
debated. This talk brings together two leading experts from Princip’s
homeland(s) of Bosnia and Serbia, and offers a unique and ‘inside’ view of
this contentious movement.
With Bosnian author and journalist, Muharem Bazdulj
And Dr Dejan Djokic, Reader in History at Goldsmiths College, University
of London, acting as chair and discussant.
Red Lion Square,
This event is brought to you by the Conway Hall Ethical Society & the New
Humanist Magazine, in cooperation with Istros Books.
2. The Trigger – Hunting the assassin who brought the world to war
A talk by Tim Butcher.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 6pm
Author and journalist, Tim Butcher, discusses The Trigger – his book about
Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassin, Gavrilo Princip – at Southwark
Cathedral in London.
Butcher will be speaking just three days before the Centenary of the
murder of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne in Sarajevo, the event
that triggered the First World War.
Writing about his research for The Trigger in Centenary News, Butcher said
he found ‘no evidence to support Vienna’s claim that Princip was an agent
of Serbia, the grounds given in July 1914 for Austria-Hungary’s
declaration of war on its small, troublesome neighbour.”
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