Global 1968 in 2018 - Conference

Global 1968 in 2018 - Conference
Fri May 25th 2018, 9:15am - 6:30pm
Terrace Room in Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460)

Global 1968 in 2018

9.15 - 6.30 in the Terrace Room in Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460), Stanford University

The 50th anniversary of May 1968 rings particularly sharply in the US and Europe this year, as contemporary political and social actors consider ways to shake up political institutions or ideologies. This international and interdisciplinary conference will bring scholars from Stanford and other US and European universities for the first time to discuss the intellectual, political, social, sexual, and artistic history of these seismic events. All attendees are invited to participate in the discussion. 


09.15-09.45 Breakfast

09.45-10.00 Introduction

10.00-12.00 Decolonizing 1968, featuring: Priya Satia (Stanford), Joseph Slaughter (Columbia), Samantha Christiansen (UCCS), Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia) and Alma Heckman (UCSC).

12.00-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.30 Reading and Seeing 1968, featuring: Adrian Daub (Stanford), Beth Holt (Bard), Damon Young (Berkeley), Chandan Reddy (Univ. of Washington), Fred Turner (Stanford).

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-6.00 On the Limits of our Imagination, featuring: Haiyan Lee (Stanford), Ula Taylor (Berkeley), Camille Robcis (Cornell/Columbia), Quinn Slobodian (Wesleyan), Samuel Daly (Duke).

Concluding comments: Colleen Lye (Berkeley)


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Presented by: DLCL and co sponsored by: The Provost and Vice Provost, H+S Dean's Office, Department of History, the Clayman Institute, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, France–Stanford Interdisciplinary Center, the Department of Communications, the Europe Center, Global Studies, SLE, German Studies, FGSS, El Centro Chicano y Latino, AAS, Department of Philosophy, McCoy Family Center for Ethics & Society, Black Community Services Center and CCSRE.a