“The Port Huron Statement and the Making of the New Left, 1958-1965,” an open conference at the University of Michigan, October 31-November 2, 2012, will mark fifty years since publication of The Port Huron Statement by Students for a Democratic Society. The conference will explore the social, cultural, political, and global contexts for the rise of new radical movements from 1958 to 1965. Keynote addresses and two days of panels will feature Port Huron participants as well as scholars and writers concerned with the range and diversity of social activism in the United States and abroad in that period, with comparison to renewed protest in our own time.
Co-sponsored by LSA, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Institute for the Humanities, Department of History, Department of American Culture, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Research, Residential College, Bentley Library, Labadie Collection, Department of English, Department of Sociology, Department of Afro American and African Studies, International Institute, Michigan Community of Scholars Program, Department of Political Science, and Department of Women’s Studies.
Conference organizers welcome affiliation with any Fall 2012 courses that may be related to the conference themes.
For further information, contact Prof. Howard Brick, Department of History: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the conference website — http://www.lsa.umich.edu/phs