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 10am until 3pm on the dates below. As detailed below, each workshop is also associated with a film screening in the evening (although workshops and screenings are separately ticketed and attendance at one does not require attendance at the other).

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

followed by screening of Grands soirs et petits matins (William Klein, 1978) at the BFI Southbank, 615pm – please see ‘Films’ web page above for separate booking link

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)

followed by screening of Macunaima (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969), at the Nash Lecture Theatre, KCL, Strand, 630pm – please see ‘Films’ web page above for separate booking link

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

followed by screening of One Plus One/Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, 1968), at the BFI Southbank, 615pm – please see ‘Films’ web page above for separate booking link

Convener Paolo Gerbaudo, Department of Digital Humanities, with Ludovica Rogers (architect, activist, and member of Debt Resistance UK), Photini Vrikki (Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at Brunel University London), and Aaron Bastani (Royal Holloway University of London, founder and editor of Novara Media)

followed by screening of Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969), at the BFI Southbank, 610pm – please see ‘Films’ web page above for separate booking link

Convener Patrick Ffrench, Department of French, with guests John Foot, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol, Tim Snelson and Ray Macauley, School of Art, Media and American Studies, University of East Anglia

followed by screening of In Two Minds (Ken Loach, BBC TV, 1967) and discussion with producer Tony Garnett; Nash Lecture Theatre, KCL, Strand, 630pm  – please see ‘Films’ web page above for separate booking link

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]

There is no film screening on the evening of June 12th, following the workshop on ‘1968, schools, and universities’; however, there is a related screening at the BFI Southbank on Friday, June 15th, i.e. a screening of the film Columbia Revolt (Newsreel, 1968) about the student occupation of Columbia University in March-April 1968 – please see ‘Films’ web page above for separate booking link

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.

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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; and to the following departments at King’s College London: French; Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies; Geography; Digital Humanities; Film Studies; and the School of Education, Communication, and Society