Communism and Youth in the twentieth century

Communism and Youth in the Twentieth Century
5 avril 2011
Université de Reading (Grande-Bretagne)

9h30-10h00 – Registration

10h00-11h00 – Opening address: Kevin Morgan (University of Manchester): “From Infantile Disorders to the Fathers of the People: Youth and Generation in the Study of International Communism”

11h00-11h15 – Coffee break

11h15-13h15 – Morning Session: Communist education

Chair: Matthew Worley, University of Reading

  • Guillaume Quashie-Vauclin (Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): “Between Dance and Demonstration: the Union of the Republican Youth of France, 1945-1956”
  • Elke Weesjes (University of Sussex – United Academics): “Communist Identity: the Public vs. the Private Sphere”
  • Leo Goretti (University of Reading): “Irma Bandiera and Maria Goretti: Gender Role Models for Communist Girls in the Early Cold War Years (1945-1956)”

13h00-14h00 – Lunch

14h00-14h30 – Screening of the trailer of the movie The Train to Moscow (Kiné-Vez Film)

14h30-17h00 – Afternoon Session: Communism, Consumerism and Mass Culture

Chair: TBA

  • Pia Koivunen (University of Tampere): “A Dream Come True: Experiencing Socialism at the World Youth Festivals in the 1940s-1950s”
  • Mark Fenemore (Manchester Metropolitan University): “Glossy Socialism: the Youth Magazine Neues Leben, 1954-1969”
  • Matthew Worley (University of Reading): “Shot By Both Sides: Punk, Politics and the End of Consensus in Britain”

This event is funded by the Royal Historical Society and the Economic History Society.

Attendance is free but registration is required. For any additional information please contact the organisers: Matthew Worley ( and Leo Goretti (


Lieu : Old Whiteknights House (Seminar Room), Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading

Emilia Robin

Chercheuse associée à l'UMR SIRICE. Violons d'Ingres : guerre froide, médiation scientifique, logiciels libres

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