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Manon Pignot
European Teenage Soldiers of World War I: From Transgression to Filiation
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 04:30pm - 06:00pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Avenue, Room 120
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Manon Pignot

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Manon Pignot is a French historian specializing in the experience of children during World War I and in war and more broadly. She is an associate professor at the Jules Verne University of Picardy and a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She is the author of The Crayon War: When the little Parisians drew the Great War (Editions Parigramme, 2004); Let's go children of the fatherland: Generation Great War (Le Seuil, 2012); The child-soldier, 19th to 21st century: A critical approach (Armand Colin, 2012); and Paris in the Great War (Editions Parigramme, 2014).


The study of “teen-combatants” is a growing subfield in the history of children at war, the history of war violence in general, and World War I in particular. Too young to be legally enlisted as conscripts in 1914-1918, teen combatants also felt that they were too old to remain on the home front. This lecture will explore the cross-European phenomenon of “teen-combatants” both as a rite of passage into male adulthood and as a transgression of wartime norms.


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