Every Tuesday, May 8th – June 12th, 2018

Six workshops will examine various aspects of the progressive mass protests of 1968 and their influence in various walks of life, including cinema, music, education, the social sciences, and medicine. Each workshop will be convened by a specialist based at King’s College London who will be joined by at least one visiting speaker and an audience of up to forty people. There will be an emphasis on interaction and open discussion, given the workshop format. Most workshops will run from 10 or 11am until 3 or 4 pm on the dates below.

An Eventbrite page for registration for the workshops will go live on or before April 20th, 2018.

Convener Mark Shiel, Department of Film Studies, and Ros Murray, Department of French, KCL, and Margaret Dickinson, filmmaker and author of Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945 -1990 (BFI Publishing, 1999)

Convener David Treece, Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, with guest Professor Frederico Coelho, Department of Letters, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

  • Workshop 3, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, “1968, Geography, space, and place”

Convener Alex Loftus, Department of Geography, with guest Professor Mustafa Dikec, École d’urbanisme Paris

  • Workshop 4, Tuesday, May 29th, 2018, “1968, Technology and social movements”

Convener Paolo Gerbaudo, Department of Digital Humanities, with Aaron Bastani (Royal Holloway University of London, founder and editor of Novara Media) and Paula Serafini (CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester)

Convener Patrick Ffrench, Department of French, with guest Professor John Foot, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol

Part 1, 11am-1pm: ‘1968 and English schooling: Antecedents, intersections, consequences’

Convener Ken Jones (Senior Policy Officer, National Education Union and Emeritus Professor of Education, Goldsmiths), with Martin Lawn (Honorary Professor, Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh) and Jane Shallice (writer and activist).

Part 2, 2-4pm: ‘Feminism, Activism, and Academia from 1968 to 2018’

Convener Kelly Coate, School of Education, Communication, and Society, with Avtar Brah (Sociology, Birkbeck), Miriam David (Institute of Education, University of London), Gail Lewis (Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck), Pat Mahony (Visiting Professor, Education, KCL), Nira Yuval-Davis (Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees, and Belonging, University of East London).

[Please note that because Workshop 6 is actually two workshops, it is possible to register for Part 1 or Part 2, or both]

These workshops will be necessarily limited in size to a maximum audience of forty people and priority will be given to current and recent PhD students, faculty members, and other specialized researchers.  Registration in advance will be required. Registration for the workshops will open online in late April 2018.

Please email any questions about the workshops in general, including registration, to:

For specific questions about a particular workshop, please email the convener (their email addresses are given in the details of each workshop if you follow the links above).

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