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1968: A Global Revolution That Changed the World

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a year of turmoil, violence, and social change whose legacies still inform our contemporary cultures and lives. What happened in 1968? Why was it a global phenomenon? How are the events of that pivotal year remembered, and what do they mean? This seminar will look broadly at 1968, revealing shared themes that shaped the famous protests of that year and crossed national boundaries, giving voice to women, inspiring musicians and composers to speak in new voices, and even affecting the world of sports.


“Something Happening Here”: The Long 1968 in the U.S. and the World
Donald M. Reid, Professor of History

1968: The Year Sport Became a Weapon
Matthew Andrews,Teaching Associate Professor of History

The New Women’s Movement in 1968
Katherine Turk, Associate Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies

Heading for the Brink: Music and the Black Freedom Struggle in 1968
Stephen Stacks, Instructor in Musicology

Did 1968 Ever End or Is It Beginning Again?
A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00am-5:00pm, October 6. The tuition is $125 ($115 until August 1). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until August 1st). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 3-4 weeks before the program date. 


October 6, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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