Category: Presentations

Building Blocs: Germans and Their Neighbours in the 1970s

Presented at the ‘Living in European Borderlands’ conference, Université de Luxembourg, 20-22 November 2014. Abstract: The 1970s constituted a period of increasing cross-border integration within the competing transnational blocs of Eastern and Western Europe.  For the first time since the Second World War, East Germans and Poles could visit one another’s countries with relative ease,…
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A Specifically 1970s Transnationalism? Anti-Nuclear Protest in France and West Germany

Presented at the Transformationen der Ökologiebewegung conference, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, 14-15 November 2014. Abstract: The 1970s were a period in which local and decentralized protest action against nuclear energy collided for the first time with an emerging global environmental consciousness.  Were the anti-nuclear protests of that decade therefore unique in their “transnational” nature? Did cross-border interactions…
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Beyond ‘New Social Movements’: Transnational Anti-Nuclear Protest in France and West Germany

Presented at the ‘Shaping the 1970s’ workshop at the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (University of Bristol), 7 November 2013.

Changing the World, Changing Themselves? Trajectories of Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1968-1981

Presented at the annual conference of the German History Society, Royal Holloway, University of London, 13 September 2013. Abstract: This presentation will trace the trajectories of individual activists through their participation in the movement opposed to civil nuclear energy in the 1970s. In doing so, it will call into question the assumption that anti-nuclear activism…
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« Larzac-Gorleben : même combat » ? Competing Franco-German Solidarities in Local Struggles of the 1970s

Presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH), Cardiff, 30 June 2013. Abstract: Throughout the 1970s, the struggle of 103 farmers against the expansion of a military camp on the Larzac plateau attracted widespread support from French and foreign activists.  The farmers of the Larzac cultivated relations with…
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“Lieber heute aktiv als morgen radioaktiv”: Die Anti-Atomkraft-Bewegung in Frankreich und Westdeutschland, 1968-1981

Presented at the Colloquium zur Zeitgeschichte (Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuller), Freie Universität Berlin, 13 December 2012.

‘Radioactivity Doesn’t Stop at the Border and Neither Do We!’ The Anti-Nuclear Movement along the Franco-German Border, 1968–1981

Presented at the Doktoranddagen (doctoral workshop), Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, 26 October 2011.