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

November 7-9, 2018
Academic Building (AB) 6051 (Nov. 7 - 8)
Van Dyck Hall 301 (Nov. 9)

Keynote speakers:

Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey, Universität Bielefeld, http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/iholtey/

Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, https://lsa.umich.edu/history/people/faculty/ghe.html

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.

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 “We are the Terrorists, and We Greet the Tourists”

Photo by Wolfgang Krolow. West Berlin, 1970s