The Global 1970s Conference


The Global 1970s Project: Plan for the First of Three International Conferences

November 10-12, 2011

Boston University, Boston, MA


Thursday, November 10–BU PHOTONICS CENTER, ROOM 901

1:00 Introduction and Welcome

The Global 1970s

–Bruce Schulman, Boston University

1:30-3:30 Session 1–The Radical Decade

1. Third World Revolutions and Terrorism

–Jacco Pekelder, University of Utrecht

2. The Western States and the Radical Challenge

–Beatrice de Graaf, University of Leiden

3. Radicalism in the United States and Western Europe

–Duco Hellema, University of Utrecht

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Session 2–Political Innovation and Activism in Global Context

1. Social Democracy in Europe and Progressive Politics in the United States

–Clemens Häusler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

2. Not in My Backyard”: Neighborhood Activism in the United States and Western Europe

–Suleiman Osman, George Washington University

3. Title IX and Its Relatives: Sport and Women’s Activism in International Perspective

–Susan Ware, Schlesinger Library

6:00 Reception for Participants and Audience

–History Department, 226 Bay State Road, Room 504


Friday, November 11–BU PHOTONICS CENTER, ROOM 901

9:00 Coffee and Pastries

9:30-11:30 Session 3–Trans-National Radicalism in the 1970s

1. American Radicals and the Third World Left

–Cynthia Young, Boston College

2. California Chicanas and International Women’s Year, Mexico City,

–Marisela Chavez, California State University, Dominguez

3. Environmentalism in Europe and the United States

–David Kinkela, SUNY Fredonia

11:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Session 4–Cultural Experiments and Political Radicalism

1. Religion and Latin American Radicalism

–Jeffrey Rubin, Boston University

2. Opposition Culture: Art, Theater and Politics in the 1970s

–Bradford Martin, Bryant College

3. Radicals and Neo-Cons: Art and Politics of the 1970s

–Gregory Williams, Boston University

3:30 Boston Walking Tour (For Interested Visitors and Locals)

7:30 Banquet


Saturday, November 12— BU HISTORY DEPARTMENT, ROOM 504

9:00 Coffee and Pastries

9:30-11:00 Session 5 Informal Working Session on Book

Conclusions and Planning for Future Conference and Publication