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Conference | Get the full program for “50 Years After the Revolution”

From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, in 1968, a year-long crisis linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations.

The repercussions are still being felt.

Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Lehman Center for American History, and the History Department are hosting, 50 Years After the Revolution, a two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968.

The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.

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This will culminate a semester of activities related to the 50th anniversary of 1968 that include courses in multiple departments, a speaker and film series, and an exhibition in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Register for the conference.

Conference | New Perspectives on 1968: 50 Years After “The Revolution”

April 27-28, Weekend Conference, Faculty House

black protestors anti-gym development by columbia university

From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt.

A two-day interdisciplinary conference will discuss critical new conversations on the legacy and continued relevance of the global upheavals of 1968. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Black Freedom Struggles, Historical Memory and Archives, and New Media and Social Movements.

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University Protest and Activism Collection, 1958-1999 [Bulk Dates: 1968-1972]
Collection number: UA#007

Co-sponsored by the Lehman Center for American History, and the Columbia University History Department. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required; please search for event title or “RBML” on the Columbia University Events page. 

New exhibition | 1968: The Global Revolutions

Visit our new exhibition, “1968: The Global Revolutions,” in the RBML’s Kempner Gallery on the sixth floor of Butler Library.