"The Future of the Sixties"
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009
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Jeremy Varon (Ph.D. Cornell University) is an Associate Professor of History, whose fields of study are modern European intellectual and cultural history, German history, the Holocaust, the 1960s, and social movements and political violence. In 2004 he published Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies (University of California Press). He co-edits The Sixties, a new academic journal that features interdisciplinary and international research on the “long Sixties” (1954-1975). He has written articles and given numerous talks on the social movements of the 1960s and the politics and ethics of violence. His work in intellectual history concerns the relationships between modernity, knowledge, representation, and power. He is currently working on a book about Holocaust survivors who studied in German universities in the American Zone of occupied Germany just after World War Two. He is involved in various social justice causes, which inform his scholarship and teaching.
Presented by History at Eugene Lang College and the Committee on Historical Studies at New School for Social Research