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22nd October, 2015

Meet our Professor: Christina von Hodenberg. 'Don't trust anyone under thirty. Being old in the sixties.'

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22nd October, 2015
18.30 - 21.30
Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London, London, E1 4NS

The second lecture in Queen Mary’s 2015 / 16 Inaugural Lecture Series – Meet our Professors.

Lecture Synopsis:
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.

Meet our Professor: Professor Christina von Hodenberg, Professor of European History:
Professor Christina von Hodenberg holds an M.A. degree at the University of Munich and a PhD in History from Bielefeld University. She worked at the Universities of Freiburg, Harvard and Berkeley before joining Queen Mary in 2006. Professor von Hodenberg has written widely on the social and cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth century Germany. In 2014 Professor von Hodenberg won the Humboldt Research Award granted in recognition of her achievements to date within her discipline. Most recently she has been researching the history of generational conflict in West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.

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