29 April 2017

March ’68. Fifty Years Later - International Academic Conference - Call for Paper

Category: Conferences, XXw, News, Social history, Political history

On the 50th anniversary of March '68, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Institute of History and the Institute of Sociology at the Warsaw University invite you to an indisciplinary academic conference. We encourage historians, sociologists, political scientists, cultural experts as well as representatives of other fields in arts, humanities and social sciences. 

In March 1968, student protests against the policies of the communist administration soon esclalated into a mass youth rebellion. The regime responded with brutal repressions and an antisemitic propagandistic campaign which triggered purges in the party apparatus. The outcome of March ’68 events were stifling of all intellectual activity and forced emigration of at least 13,000 Polish Jews.

We would like all the participants to ponder together on the causes, the course and the aftermath of March ’68 in a comparative perspective, while paying special attention to the following issues:

  • youth rebellion, anti-establishment activity and conformism in the Eastern Block
  • the Jewish experience of March ‘68
  • struggle for power in the communist states
  • the aftermath of March ‘68.

For more details on the conference, please click here.

We kindly ask you to submit 200-300 word abstracts in ENGLISH (indicating the choice of language of presentation: English or Polish), as well as a short biographical note via electronic application form available here no later than 30 June 2017.

Source: POLIN

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