March ’68. Fifty Years Later - International Academic Conference
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 interdisciplinary academic conference. The panels will be attended by historians, sociologists, political scientists, culture experts as well as representatives of other fields in arts, humanities and social sciences.
13 - 15 March 2018
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.
The participants will 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.
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