August 1914: the crowd escorting mobilized soldiers.  ,  French National Library - Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Agence Rol. Agence photographique 1914-08-03 Paris, Public Domain Mark

The Great War was a complex and ambiguous event. The time has come to overcome traditional narratives and categories of nations, epic pictures of war, debates about war guilt and rivalries between a History from "above" and one from “below”. In this virtual exhibition, we would like to invite you to explore the Great War with all its inconsistencies and from different perspectives.

We want to show the war as a mosaic of “places”; places, where the people run through; places that can be found on every side of the lines and in all countries; places that marked the war and at the same time that were marked by the war. They are the stage for small and big transitions, where civilization and barbarism, modernism and archaic, destruction and creation, acceleration and persistence, myths and rationality, dream and trauma and many more create interwoven realities. Follow us to the “places of transition” and discover new views and insights about the Great War.