A failed political revolution that led to an enduring cultural revolution? An unrivalled democratic moment or a disastrous attack on ethical values in the name of drugs, free love and violence? The political and cultural challenges of the years around 1968 across Europe have been represented in sharply contrasting terms ever since.
This international project reconsiders 1968 as a historic moment in the shadow of the Second World War, Cold War and wars of decolonisation, and in the glare of the Swinging Sixties, when a generation of young activists believed that they could change the world and at the same time change themselves.
Please click on the link below if you would like to listen to Professor Robert Gildea's introductory talk: