In the book, the authors recount the history of the founding of the university in the context of the 1968 movement, the Cold War, and the expansion of higher education. They illustrate the atmosphere of change in the early years and trace the long journey of the once scandalous university into the normality of the German university landscape. The book is the result of the "Looking Back – Looking Forward. A Foray into 50 Years of the University of Bremen" lecture series, which took place as part of the university's 50th anniversary celebrations. Cornelius Torp, a professor of modern and contemporary history at the University of Bremen, is the book’s editor.
The book launch will be accompanied by a panel discussion with Cornelius Torp, Professor Jutta Günther (President of the University of Bremen), Dr. Moritz Mälzer (historian, author of "Auf der Suche nach der neuen Universität"), and Peter Senft (legal scholar, diplomat, former member of the Bremen State Parliament).
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Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-67235
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