Tag: protest

Occupy, Blockade, Riot: Seizing Space in the 1970s and 1980s

Teach-out for the University and College Union, University of Sheffield, 23 May 2018.

From the Jessop Left picket line

A contribution to the ‘Picket Line Perspectives’ series for ‘Historians’ Watch’ on History Workshop Online

‘The Beginning of a Long Struggle’? Afterlives of ‘1968’ in Western Europe

Keynote speech for ‘1968: Resonances and Reverberations’ workshop organised by the Labour and Society Research Group of Newcastle University.

Towards a “Europe of Struggles?” Visions of “Europe” in the Anti-Nuclear Movement of the 1970s

Presented at the conference on “Environnement et espace public européen: perceptions, acteurs, politiques” at the Institut d’Histoire Allemand/Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris, 19 October 2017.

‘Peaceful but Offensive’ Protest: Varieties of Violence in the 1970s Anti-Nuclear Movement

Presented at the Violence and Militancy from ‘68 to the G20 symposium organised by Ali Jones at Pembroke College, Cambridge on 14 September 2017. 

Review: Naples and Bickham Mendez, Border Politics

Reviewed in Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2017), pp. 474-476. Summary: This interdisciplinary volume weds social movement studies, which remains largely embedded in the social sciences, with border studies, a growing field with roots in geography, anthropology and women’s studies. The editors take an intersectional approach, looking at how social movements are…
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“Power to the Bauer!” Anti-Nuclear Occupations and Rural Space, 1975-1980

Presented at the 2015 annual conference of the German Studies Association in Washington, DC as part of the “Occupy, Blockade, Riot: Seizing Space in the 1970s and 1980s” panel. Abstract: In the course of the 1970s, the occupation of houses, factories, churches, and construction sites became a common denominator of diverse protests across Western Europe…
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Utopia or Dystopia? Cultural Representations of Nuclear Energy in Western European Anti-Nuclear Movements

A collaborative presentation by Karena Kalmbach, Matthias Lieb, Stephen Milder, Andrew Tompkins, and Dick van Lente at the Tensions of Europe conference, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, 3-6 September 2015. Our analysis focuses on representations of nuclear energy and of the anti-nuclear movement itself within them.  Guided by our questioning of the stark contrasts between utopia…
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The Transnational in the Local: The Larzac Plateau as a Site of Transnational Activism since 1970

Co-written with Robert Gildea, Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 50, no. 3 (July 2015), 581-605.

« L’électro-fascisme n’a pas de frontière ! » Deutsch-Französische Anti-AKW-Proteste der 1970er Jahre

Vortrag im Rahmen des Deutsch-Französischen Kolloquiums, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin, 7. Mai 2015.