Founded in 1968, C21 has a storied history. It has been home to some of the most field-defining conferences and has been a must-stop for the most important thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Below you can find our complete online archive, which features not only a timeline of hosted events across the last several decades but also posters, photographs, and other memorabilia that tells the story of the Center’s legacy.

History of the Center

1968: The Center’s Founding

1970s: Film, Performance, Language, and Technology

1980s: Feminism, Modernism, and Culture

1990s: Culture, Aesthetics, Aging, and Animals

2000s: War, Sovereignty, Gender, Space

2010s: The Digital, Nonhuman Turn, Anthropocene, Indigeneities

50th Anniversary

Stories of the Center