Overview

To mark the 50th anniversary of the progressive mass protests of 1968, this series of events will bring together a large number of high-profile activists who were ‘ringleaders’ of the protests as well as artists and filmmakers who broke new ground in the accompanying counterculture.

The following special guests are confirmed for the conference on June 15th-17th, 2018:

Tariq Ali
Phil Cohen
Jochen Gerz
Bernadette Mcaliskey
Juliet Mitchell
Antonio Negri
Mark Rudd
Helke Sander
Allan Siegel
Barbara Stone

These ‘veterans’ of ’68 will be joined by a variety of cultural historians and social scientists in wide-ranging discussion and debate on the nature of the mass protest movements of that era, their achievements and shortcomings, their meaning then and now, and the lessons that they offer for today.

The series will deal with events and experiences of ’68 internationally, including in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the USA.

Workshops, every Tuesday, May 8th – June 12th, 2018:

Workshop 1, “1968, Cinema and politics”, Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Workshop 2, “1968, Popular music, counterculture and resistance in Brazil”, Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Workshop 3, “1968, Geography, space, and place”, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Workshop 4, “1968, Technology and social movements”, Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Workshop 5, “1968, Anti-psychiatry, therapeutic communities, institutional critiques of medicine”, Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Workshop 6, “1968, Schools and Universities”, Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Conference, Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June 17th, 2018 inclusive

Three full days of panels, keynotes, roundtables, evening film screenings, and a conference reception

Details of the the various events will be confirmed in mid February 2018. Please check this website regularly for updates. Please email any specific questions about the  ‘1968 and its legacies’ series to:
1968@kcl.ac.uk

Organizing committee: Mark Shiel (convener), Patrick Ffrench, Paolo Gerbaudo, Sharon Gewirtz, Alex Loftus, David Treece; with thanks to the King’s Together Fund