Current Collaborative Projects

The Global Sixties: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Taylor & Francis)

The Global Sixties: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the only academic, peer-reviewed journal to focus solely on this transformative impact and legacies of this decade in our history. Generally focusing on the concept of “the long Sixties” and welcoming approaches from all disciplines, the journal addresses how this period continues to be examined and redefined across the world, encouraging global, regional, and local perspectives, as well as transnational and comparative analyses.

Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World

While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in the areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic-speaking world, its rich intellectual, religious, and scientific history, its cultural and artistic heritage as expressed in traditional and new media, and its interaction with other cultures in the past and present.

Family Business Histories

This interdisciplinary project of NYUAD and the Tharawat Family Business Forum will bring together scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences at NYUAD to compile, document and analyze the history of selected regional family businesses to better understand past challenges and decision-making, as well as commercial legacies.

The Nuclear Crisis

Cold War Cultures and the Politics of Peace and Security, 1975-1990

Interpreting the “nuclear crisis” of the late 1970s and early 1980s as a phenomenon in which a variety of military, political, and cultural transformations converged, this research project explores the discourse about atomic energy and weapons during the final decades of the Cold War from three distinct but interrelated angles: cultural representations of the nuclear threat, changes in the sociopolitical and economic spheres, transatlantic, and global transformations.

Protest, Culture & Society (Berghahn Books)

Protest movements have been recognized as significant contributors to processes of political participation and transformations of culture and value systems, as well as to the development of both a national and transnational civil society. This publication series at Berghahn Books (New York/Oxford) brings together the various innovative approaches to phenomena of social change, protest and dissent which have emerged in recent years from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Other Projects

Feature Video — A World Transformed? Reassessing 1968 and the Global Sixties

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, this panel reassessed the global causes, themes, forms, and legacies of that tumultuous period and introduced the product of a successful research collaboration between faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and NYU New York, which led to the publication of The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties: Between Protest and Nation-Building (Routledge, 2018).

1968 — The Global Revolt

Martin Klimke was the historical consultant for the four-part documentary 1968 — The Global Revolt looks at 10 years of upheaval between 1965 and 1975 — an era whose legacy divides opinion to this day.