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The Legacy of 1968 | Conference


October 5, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

The Legacy of 1968 | Conference


October 5, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
October 5, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

This conference will reflect on the protests of 1968 and their historical and intellectual ramifications by taking a fresh look at the legacies of that tumultuous year. The cultural icon “1968” has transformed into many distinct areas which far exceed the intentions and experiences of those who participated in the actual events. At its fiftieth anniversary, we will mark the transition of ’68 from memory to history by fostering a conversation that would provide a novel perspective towards this century-defining year. This conference brings together scholars focusing on the cultural and intellectual history of protest in France, Germany, and the Global Sixties. Speakers will reflect on the new directions of historical thinking about 1968 and will explore the legacies of this pivotal intellectual moment for political thought and social movement studies.

Conference attendees are invited to view the art exhibit Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest at the Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery at CES.

(Photo Credit: AP Images)

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Legacy 1968 | Panel 1: The Global Sixties
10:15am - 11:45am
Legacy 1968 | Panel 1: The Global Sixties
  • Martin Klimke – Associate Professor of History, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Quinn Slobodian – Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College
  • Beatrice Wayne – Lecturer on History & Literature, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University
Legacy 1968 | Panel 2: Political Legacies of 1968
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Legacy 1968 | Panel 2: Political Legacies of 1968
  • Timothy Brown – Professor of History, Northeastern University
  • Ali Jones – Graduate Student, German and Dutch Department, University of Cambridge
  • Charity Scribner – Associate Professor, Literature, City University of New York
Legacy 1968 | Panel 3: Intellectual Legacies of 1968
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Legacy 1968 | Panel 3: Intellectual Legacies of 1968
  • Sandrine Sanos – Associate Professor of Modern European History, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Charity Scribner – Associate Professor, Literature, City University of New York
  • Timothy Brown – Professor of History, Northeastern University
Legacy 1968 | Keynote Address
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Legacy 1968 | Keynote Address
  • Julian Bourg – Associate Professor of History, Boston College; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, CES, Harvard University

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