On the 10th December 2020, The IHR celebrated the publication of Utopian Universities: A Global History of the New Campuses of the 1960s, with an online panel event with the editors and a panel of experts in the field. Together they, and some of the other contributors to the volume, commented on the book.
Utopian Universities: A Global History of the New Campuses of the 1960s is edited by Miles Taylor (Professor of History, University of York) and Jill Pellew (Senior Research Fellow, IHR).
In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. Utopian Universities offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural typography of the long 1960s.
Professor Sir Rick Trainor (Rector, Exeter College, Oxford, former Principal King's College, London)- Chair
Professor Heike Jons (Loughborough University, Founder & Leader of the HistGeogUni network)
Dr Joanna Newman (Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities)
Professor Sir Chris Husbands (Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, former Director of the Institute of Education, London)
Emily Drewe, Editorial Director for History at Bloomsbury
Cover photo © Douglas Miller/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.