Dr. Buschman’s talk will provide an overview of the last few months of the First World War as well as its global consequences.
Most of us learned that on November 11, 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. If you have always wanted to discover more about the War to End all Wars, Dr. Rainer F. Buschmann is your man. Not only do his students rave about his ability to make history come alive, but Dr. Buschmann team-teaches a WWI history course at California State University, Channel Islands.
Dr. Buschmann is professor and founding faculty member in the history program at the California State University Channel Islands. He formerly taught at both Hawaii Pacific University and Purdue University.
Buschmann’s research and teaching explores the oceanic dimensions of European expansion and has resulted in five books: Oceans in World History (2007), Anthropology’s Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935 (2009), Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899 (2014), (with Ed Slack and Jim Tueller) Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898 (2014), and (with Lance Nolde) The World’s Oceans: Geography History, and Environment (2018). He also edits the world history section of the History Compass and is co-editor of a new book series entitled Nebraska Studies in Pacific World.