Call for papers: European history of the long 1970s

Deadline: 1 November 2014
Open to: everyone interested in the topic
Venue: 12-13 June 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany


The European History Research Centre, the University of Warwick & the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies and the Europe University Viadrina are co-organising the international workshop “New Subjectivities, New Emotions, New Politics: Oppositional Politics and Counter Cultures Across the Iron Curtain During the Long 1970s”, which will take place at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies in Frankfurt on June 12-13, 2015.

The workshop seeks to start developing an interpretative framework for post-1968 European history beyond cold war narratives. The workshop will thus develop new insights into cultural and societal transformation that affected societies both East and West. Looking at broadly conceived protest movements promises to be particularly revealing in this regard, since challenges to established subjectivities, emotional styles and political forms are arguably most visible and articulated in this context. The call for papers welcome proposals that address a broad variety of movements and groups, ranging from New Ageists to counter-hegemonic music scenes, from peace groups to squatters, from feminist consciousness raising groups to gay activists.

The organizers hope that the workshop and the (trans-)national case studies presented there will result in a collaborative work that is more than the sum of its parts: a truly transnational perspective on European history of the long 1970s.


Everyone interested in the topic is eligible to submit a proposal.


The organizers will cover accommodation and travel costs (economy class flights / second class train rides).


Interested applicants should submit a proposal of up to 500 words and a short academic CV by 1 November 2014. Proposals should be sent to: Accepted contributors should submit papers of up to 5,000 words by 1 May 2015.

For any enquiries please contact Joachim Häberlen at:

For further information please visit the official call.

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