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'Let the Imagination Reign!' Long term impacts of the 1968 student revolt

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Music Hall, Old Student House (Mannerheimintie 3), Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 1 pm - 6 pm

The symposium will focus on the long-term impacts of the 1968 revolts in different fields of society, each time approaching them both from an international perspective and from a Finnish angle. The event will be in English.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 worldwide student revolt and the 150th anniversary of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY), this symposium will focus on the long-term impacts of the 1968 revolts in different fields of society, each time approaching them both from an international perspective and from a Finnish angle.

Evidently, we will look to the university itself by discussing the possibly long-lasting impact on democratisation and student participation, but we will also study less obvious topics, such as cultural heritage, the radicalisation of the New Left and the development of new social (and political) movements like The Greens.

The symposium will be headlined by Professor Kristin Ross from New York University, Associate Professor Jens Jungblut from the University of Oslo, and Professor Holger Nehring from the University of Stirling.

The symposium will be in English. It’s free and open for everybody. Unfortunately, the venue is not accessible. Please sign-up for the event by November 14.


Schedule

1:00 pm
Opening of the seminar

Professor Laura Kolbe, University of Helsinki

1:10 pm
The '68 Years and the Wind from the West

Professor Kristin Ross, New York University
Comments by Adjunct Professor Jukka Kortti, University of Helsinki


2:00 pm
The heritage of 1968 in higher education in Europe

Associate Professor Jens Jungblut, University of Oslo
Comments by Adjunct Professor Pieter Dhondt, University of Eastern Finland


3:00 pm
Coffee break


3:30 pm
New social movements after 1968 – symptoms of a post-materialist society?

Professor Holger Nehring, University of Stirling
Comments by PhD Sari Aalto, University of Helsinki


4:30 pm
What next? The drive to the hard left in Finland

Professor Kimmo Rentola, University of Helsinki
Comments by doctoral student Liisa Lalu, University of Turku


5:30 pm
Discussion


Learn more

jukka.kortti (at) helsinki.fi

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