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Cultures of Conservatism in an Age of Transformation: Interpreting Conservatism between the 1970s and 1990s

September 14, 2017, 6:00pm BST - 8:00pm
German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom


Usually associated with politics and politicians such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Helmut Kohl, conservatism is also used to describe social, economic and cultural values, ideas and attitudes. The panel discussion "Cultures of Conservatism in an Age of Transformation" looks at the whole spectrum of conservatism from a historical perspective. Emphasizing the period between the 1970s and 1990s it will also explore the legacies of the conservatism in this era for today's world. 

The discussants are:

  • Andy Beckett, Guardian journalist and author of of When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies and Promised you a Miracle: Why 1980-82 Made Modern Britain; 
  • Frank Bösch, Professor of Contemporary History and Co-Director of the Centre for Contemporary History (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam); 
  • and Bethany Moreton, Professor of History at Dartmouth and author of To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise.

The discussion will be chaired by Christina von Hodenberg, Professor of History at Queen Mary University. It will take place at the German Historical Institute London on Thursday, 14 September 2017 as part of the conference "Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s". The event is co-funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the GHIL, the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University and the Institute for Contemporary History Munich. A limited number of seats are available to the public. 

The lecture is free but registration is required. Please book your ticket via Eventbrite clicking on the link provided.

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