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Social Movements After ’68: Germany, Europe, and Beyond

From Wednesday, November 07, 2018
To Friday, November 09, 2018

Center for European Studies Conference

Social Movements After ’68: Germany, Europe, and Beyond

November 7-9, 2018
Locations: Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place, Room 6051
and Van Dyck Hall, 16 Seminary Place, Room 301


Keynote Lectures
Geoff Eley (Michigan), “Leaving the Borderlands. . . but for Where? 1968 and the New Registers of Political Feeling,” 6:30 p.m., Wed., 11/7, AB 6051 (reception following)
Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey (Bielefeld), "New Social Movements and the Role of the Intellectual, 1970s to 2000s," 6:30 p.m., Thurs., 11/8, AB 6051 (reception preceding)


2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a high-water mark of postwar social activism in Europe. But that high point did not last long; instead, 1968 was quickly cast as the swansong of traditional social movement mobilization. This conference examines the remarkable efflorescence of grassroots politics and direct democratic action after ’68, reconsidering interpretations of political organization and leadership; the role of the global and the local; and the new forms and subjects of political action, topics of especial importance in present times.

Click on the link below for the conference Schedule.

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Flyer: Social_Mvmts_After_1968_Conf_Schedule.pdf