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.

  • Workshop 1, Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, “1968, Cinema and politics”

Convener Mark Shiel, Department of Film Studies, and Ros Murray, Department of French

  • Workshop 2, Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, “1968, Popular music, counterculture and resistance in Brazil”

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

  • Workshop 5, Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, “1968, Anti-psychiatry, therapeutic communities, institutional critiques of medicine”

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

  • Workshop 6, Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, double workshop in two parts, ‘1968 and English schools’ and ‘Feminism, Activism, and Academia from 1968 to 2018’

Conveners Sharon Gewirtz and Kelly Coate, School of Education, Communication, and Society, with Ken Jones (Senior Policy Officer, National Education Union and Emeritus Professor of Education, Goldsmiths), Martin Lawn (Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Oxford) and Jane Shallice (writer and activist)

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 March 2018.

Details of workshop content, format, and visiting speakers will be confirmed during spring 2018. Please check this website regularly for updates. Please email any specific questions about the workshops to:


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