“The Dove of Peace: A Global Sixties Protest Icon” by Eric Zolov

Date: 10/15/2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room, E-2340


The Dove of Peace: A Global Sixties Protest Icon

During the 1960s, the “peace dove” became a highly charged symbol of protest globally. Taking a perspective from Latin America, this talk follows the political and cultural trajectory of the peace dove, from its association with the Soviet-backed organization, World Peace Council, to its appropriation by the Mexican state as the central motif of the 1968 Olympics. One of several such “icons of protest,” the peace dove offers a unique portal into an era in which the symbolic language of dissent assumed new significance.


Eric Zolov is Associate Professor of History and Director of Latin American & Caribbean Studies. His forthcoming book is titled, The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties (Duke University Press).


Bookings are closed for this event.

Kate Kasten

Kate Kasten

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
email: kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu
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