Activism Now and Then. Climate, Protest and May 68
Extinction Rebellion, Yellow Vests, school children on strike: we live in a time of protest and activism. Environmental issues in particular prompt diverse groups into political action. Is the current activist activity similar or different from the protest movements of the 1960s?
In 2018 Geert Buelens published De jaren zestig, a unique cultural history of the 1960s as a global phenomenon, alternating between thematic and chronological accounts of the ways in which great geopolitical and cultural developments interlock. Buelens digs down to the origins of culture and value patterns, which remain sources of inspiration and controversy today.
On Thursday 2 May (4.00 PM) Geert Buelens will talk at The Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies, University of Sheffield.
On Friday 3 May (7.00 PM) Geert Buelens and Laurence Scott will be present at Flanders House in London