Aviation During World War I
World War I Centennial Discussion
Robert Rennie, McClung Museum, UTK
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Dorothy Herron Room A
Robert Rennie, Graduate Fellow for Academic Programs at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture (University of Tennessee), researches technology’s role in shaping German identity during the First World War.
Rennie’s M.A. thesis, The Problem of Ernst Heinkel: Nationalism and State Power in Early Twentieth Century German Aviation, was about the day-to-day experiences of German aviators during that war and investigated the relationship between aviation technology, increasing German nationalism, and ever greater state influence between 1900 and 1945. He examined the life of Ernst Heinkel, a German aviation pioneer and industrialist, who built aircraft for the German military during the First and Second World Wars.
This event is co-sponsored by Blount County Records Management and Archives and the Blount County Public Library.
Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call 982-0981 or visit the library website.