You are kindly invited to our talk with Ellen Schrecker Politics and the University in the 1960s: The Lost American Promise. Thursday, Marchaavarim project participants
You are kindly invited to our talk with Ellen Schrecker Politics and the University in the 1960s: The Lost American Promise. Thursday, March 10th, 2022, 18.00-19.00 Jerusalem time; 11.00-12.00 AM EST. The zoom link is available here.
The 1950s through the early 1970s are widely seen as the Golden Age of American higher education when universities—well funded and considered essential for national security, economic growth, and social mobility—embraced an egalitarian mission. Swelling in size, schools attracted new types of students and professors, including radicals who challenged their calcified traditions. But that halcyon moment soon came to a painful and confusing end, with consequences that haunt us to this day.
Ellen Schrecker explores that transformation, showing how the universities’ explosive growth intersected with the turmoil of the 1960s to create an unprecedented crisis where dissent over racial and class inequality and the Vietnam War disrupted many a campus. Torn by internal power struggles and demonized by conservative voices, universities never fully recovered, resulting in decades of underfunding and today’s woefully inequitable system of higher education.
Ellen Schrecker is an American historian and author who has written extensively about McCarthyism and American higher education. Her latest book, The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s (University of Chicago Press, 2021) provides the first comprehensive analysis of American higher education’s most turbulent decade. Her previous publications include No Ivory Tower (1986), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (3d ed. 2017), Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998), and The Lost Soul of Higher Education (2010) as well as articles in The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. A professor emerita of history at Yeshiva University, she also edited Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors, and wrote a Chinese cookbook. Website: https://www.ellenschrecker.com/
Research and teaching in academia have a local and global history. What is it precisely? And how could we make it a part of our professional world? These are the question that we intend to answer in this series. Our series is developed as part of maavarim program to promote, enrich, deepen, and expand the academic research in Israel. It is also aimed at a broader and more comprehensive construction of the “academic citizenship.” Construction that is not done within the existing institutional framework.
the project of the history of the Hebrew University on its four volumes is available here. The fifth volume will be published soon.
The target audience for this series is the younger generation (members of Maavarim), the present generation, and the founding generation.
You can receive ongoing updates about series activities by subscribing to maavarim network. All of maavarim meetings are uploaded to our youtube channel which you are welcome to subscribe to. the series playlist is also available for your use.
The upcoming events list for the coming months is available on the academic history series page page on maavarim website. I’ll be happy to receive suggestions for additional
Prof. David Levi-Faur.
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