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The 'Global 1968' at Fifty: What it Meant and What it Means

Lecture | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Institute of European Studies

Timothy Scott Brown will discuss the global revolt of 1968 on both sides of the Cold War divide, identifying basic principles that underpinned the revolt in its diverse national and regional locations. Exploring the transnational exchanges and communities of the imagination that make it possible to speak of a global 1968, he will place the events of fifty years ago in historical perspective with an eye toward their continuing relevance today.

Timothy Scott Brown is a 2016-17 Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin, a 2016-17 ACLS Fellow, and in 2018 will be a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany. His book Sixties Europe is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. His new book project is titled The Greening of Cold War Germany: Environmentalism and Social Movements across the Wall and Beyond, 1968-1989. Previous monographs include West Germany in the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962-1978 and Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance., 510-643-4558