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Public Lecture on Protests, Social Movements and Violence during WWI at the German Historical Institute London

Public Lecture by Klaus Weinhauer: "The Return of the ‘Many-Headed Hydra’? Protest, Social Movements, and Violence in the Phase of Global Upheaval (c.1916–23)"

News from Nov 19, 2015

GHIL in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

This lecture will be held at 5.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute,
17 Bloomsbury Square, LONDON WC1A 2NJ.

The years between 1916 and 1923 saw multiple and overlapping upheavals around the globe. Labour historians have studied the strikes and social movements while other historians have discussed the revolutionary, social, and consumer protests of this phase. However, we still lack globally orientated integrative studies of these important years. Starting from a social and cultural historical translocal perspective, the lecture will suggest a space-sensitive re-interpretation of this phase, focused on the struggle about local order in a phase of global change.

Klaus Weinhauer is Professor of Modern History at Bielefeld University. He recently co-edited Germany 1916–23: A Revolution in Context (2015), and a special journal issue on terrorism, gender, and history (2014). Currently he is working on two books. One is about urban violence in the USA and Latin America during the twentieth century, and the other analyses the phase of global upheaval between c.1916 and 1923.

For further information please see: http://www.ghil.ac.uk/events_and_conferences/seminars_and_lectures.html

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