School of History

PROFESSOR CHRISTINA VON HODENBERG'S INAUGURAL LECTURE: DON'T TRUST ANYONE UNDER THIRTY? BEING OLD IN THE SIXTIES

22 October 2015

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace

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Please join us for Professor Christina von Hodenberg's Inaugural lecture

Historians read the sixties as the age of student revolts, youth subcultures and generational conflict. But this is only half the story. For there were old people, too, and they responded in their own ways to protests and new values. In West Germany, a country deeply affected by the aftermath of war and Nazism, acrimonious generational conflict allegedly pitted rebellious young men and their Nazi fathers against each other. A closer look at elderly Germans will reveal a different picture.

Professor von Hodenberg will be launching her new book ‘Television’s Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution’ at her Inaugural lecture.

A drinks reception will follow the event.

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