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Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

1968 was a year of offensives, uprisings, and demonstrations against capitalism and imperialism, for liberation and emancipation and the war in Vietnam was its epicenter. The events claimed many victories for democracy, equality, and emancipation, but also provoked deep, abiding repression. A counterfeit history has subsequently erased police violence and the deaths of participants, removed workers, women, students, and indigenous peoples from the picture, and eliminated anti-Americanism, anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, as well as the profound influences of the wars and interventions in Algeria, Latin America, and Vietnam. “Global 68” will retrieve the aspirations, energies, memories, and histories of this worldwide movement and offer hope to a new generation of activists.

Announcement

Presentation

Global ‘68 is a linked set of conferences, organized by Françoise Vergès, Marcus Rediker, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, and Sylvie Robic, sponsored by the Collège d'études mondiales, the University of Pittsburgh, Birkbeck, University of London, and the University of Nanterre, to be held in Paris May 2-4 and London May 5-6, 2018.

Both events will focus on the movements and major shifts in politico-cultural sensibilities around the world that made 1968 such an extraordinary year. Three notions are central to our approach: solidarity in alliances, global history, and history from below.

 

Programme

68 and Global Struggles

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

FMSH, 54 Bd Raspail, Paris 75006 | Free entry

3:00-3:30 pm

Welcome

Laëtitia Atlani-Duault, Director of Collège d'études mondiales

Opening

  • Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
  • Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

3:30-4:30 pm Keynote I

  • Peter Linebaugh, Toledo

Global ’68: An Historical Perspective

Moderated by Marcus Rediker

Break

5:00-6:30 pm Global 68: Struggles in Vietnam, North Africa and the Americas

  • Philippe Peycam, Leiden

Ephemeral: Empathy, identification and Consciousness – Vietnam, the War, and the Protest Movements in 1968

  • Ronald Judy, Pittsburgh

Fanon and the significance of Radical Black Internationalism to 1968: From Tunis to Oakland to Algiers

  • Robyn C. Spencer, City University of New York,

The Black Panther Party and Black Power Internationalism

  • Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Birkbeck

On Revolution and Global ‘68

Moderated by Maboula Soumahoro

6:30-7:30 pm Keynote II

  • Lewis Gordon, Connecticut

Thinking Politically against Moralism: Demystifying the Right and the Left in Light of 1968, 2018, and Beyond

Moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Racism, Third World, Feminism and Contemporary Struggles

Thursday, May 3 2018

Amphitheater François Furet | EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, Paris 75006 | Free entry

9:30-10:30 am Achille Mbembe and Vijay Prashad in conversation

Moderated by Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

10:30 am-12:00 Global 68: Race, Migrations, Third World, Feminism

  • Luis Martinez Andrade, Collège d’études mondiales

The puppet and the dwarf: liberation Christianity and Global '68

  • Mireille Fanon Mendes-France, Fondation Franz Fanon

On racism and ‘68

  • Vincent Gay, University Paris VII

May 68: The Beginning of the Migrant Workers’ Long Battle

  • Silvia Federici, Hofstra

“Change your life, Change the World”: a Feminist Perspective on 1968

Moderated by Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), Collège d'études mondiales

Break

1:30-2:30 pm Keynote III

  • Kristin Ross, NYU

The '68 Years and the ‘Wind from the West’

Moderated by Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

2:30-4:15 pm New Struggles in France

  • Carpanin Marimoutou, Reunion Island

Anticolonialist and Anticapitalist Struggles in Indian Ocean Southwest, 1968

  • Norman Ajari, Toulouse Jean Jaurès

The Wisdom of Riots: Guy Debord on Watts 1965 and Paris 1968

  • Gerty Dambury,

May 68, you’re saying? No, May 67

  • Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis

Congo - June 1969

  • Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis

Building Coalitions Against All Odds

Moderated by Geoffrey Pleyers, Collège d'études mondiales

Thursday, May 3 2018

Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, 7 Avenue Pablo Picasso, 92000 Nanterre | Inscription required

8:00 pm Solidarity and alliances

Angela Davis and Tariq Ali in conversation

Moderated by Françoise Vergès and Marcus Rediker

Political and Artistic Expressions of Contest, 68 and after?

Friday, May 4, 2018

University of Nanterre, Théâtre Bernard-Marie Koltès, Allée de l'Université, 92000 Nanterre | Free entry

Morning Cinema

9:00-9:15am Opening

  • Sylvie Robic, Paris Nanterre University

9h15-12h45 Années de rêve, années de plomb ? Intersecting views: documentary/fiction, Germany/Italy/France

Moderated by Marielle Silhouette, Paris Nanterre University, Pierre Gras, Paris Diderot University and Sylvie Robic, Paris Nanterre University

Panel discussion German cinema: rebel pictures, political views

Max Linz, filmmaker, Jean-Gabriel Périot, filmmaker, Matthias Steinle, Paris 3 University, Claire Kaiser, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, Pierre Gras, Paris Diderot University and Marielle Silhouette, Paris Nanterre University

Panel discussion Italian cinema: "Maintenant, ensemble, sans frais. Zavattini, Pasolini, Grifi et les autres..."

Marco Bertozzi, filmmaker, Universita IUAV-Venezia, Alessandro Stella, EHESS, Federico Lancialonga, Paris 1 University and Laurence Schifano, Paris Nanterre University

Panel discussion French cinema: Film May '68 : the cinematographic experience of the ARC group (1968-2018)

Jacques Kébadian, filmmaker, Michel Andrieu, filmmaker, Sylvain Dreyer, Pau et des pays de l’Adour University and Sébastien Layerle, Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3 University (Ircav)

Panel discussion: Cinema/politics: intersecting views?

Break

Afternoon Litterature

2:15-5:45pm Carte blanche to Jean-Pierre Martin: Year 68, language unbind. Six feverish youth may be not soothed.

Moderated by Laurence Campa, Paris Nanterre University, Dominique Viart, Paris Nanterre University and Jean-Pierre Martin, writer, Lyon-2 University

Three interviews and reading

Litterature and/or politics?

Jean-Pierre Martin and Jean-Claude Pinson

"Nous qui sommes sans passé, les femmes, nous qui n'avons pas d'histoire"

Geneviève Brisac and Juliette Kahane

After '68 or the come back of "I"

Gérard Guégan and Jean-Pierre Le Dantec

6:45-9:30pm 1968-2018: In highschools, girls and boys investigate and testify thanks to pictures

Three movies and debates

Presented by Alain Bocquet, Société d’histoire de Nanterre (SHN)

Introduction: 1968' a liberation of expression

Sébastien Layerle, Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3 University (Ircav)

1979-1982 Et chez toi qui fait quoi ? Documentary-fiction about the domestic work of teenagers, 1979-1982.

Realised by Super 8 workshop of Joliot-Curie de Nanterre highschool.

Screening of the movie (24 minutes), restored copy by BDIC

Two movies realised in 2018 by students from the professional highschool of Prony d’Asnières et Joliot-Curie de Nanterre highschool

Presentation and screening of Film réalisé à Asnières (10 mn)

Realised with the help of AFEV students. Coordinator Sophie Roussel (AFEV) with the technical and pedagological support of Cynthia Delbart, filmaker, teacher associated to the Performance arts department of  Paris Nanterre University.

Presentation and screening of Film réalisé à Nanterre (10 mn)

Realised by Première STMG class, under the supervision of Marion Denis, history teacher, with the support of M. Quesney, highschool principal advisor conseiller principal d’éducation and Henry Fallot et Gaël Mordant (Nanterre Cityhall). 

General discussion

Animated by Alain Bocquet

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London | Inscription required

3:00-5:30 pm Cinema echoes of 68

Screening of Ken McMullen’s An Organization of Dreams (2010)

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Break

6:00-6:30 pm Opening/Funk ’68

Third Funk Manifesto: Reading/Performance by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera with Kojo Koram and Leticia Paes

6:30-7:30 pm Keynote I

  • Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

Political Antiracist Feminism Then and Now

Introduced by Marcus Rediker and moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London | Inscription required

9:30-10:30 am Enrique Dussel and Lewis R. Gordon in conversation

Moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

10:30 am-12:00 Global ’68: Race, Class & Feminisms

  • Mireille Fanon Mendès-France, Fondation Franz Fanon

On racism and ‘68

  • Ash Sarkar, Novara Media

On Political Theory, Gender and Race after ‘68

  • Brenna Bhandar, SOAS

On race, gender, class and property since ‘68”

Moderated by Gail Lewis

Break

1:30-2:30 pm Keynote II

  • Silvia Federici, Hofstra

’Change your life, Change the World”: a Feminist Perspective on 1968

Moderated by Jacqueline Rose

Break

3:00-4:30 pm Global ’68 & Revolution, 50 years on

  • Ronald Judy, Pittsburgh

Fanon and the significance of Radical Black Internationalism to 1968: From Tunis to Oakland to Algiers

  • Robyn C. Spencer, Lehman College, CUNY

The Black Panther Party and Black Power Internationalism

  • Kristin Ross, NYU

The '68 Years and the Wind from the West

  • Enrique Dussel, UAM

1968: Tlatelolco and El Cordobazo, Origins of Liberation Philosophy & Theology

Moderated by Kojo Koram

4:30-5:30 pm Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker in conversation

Moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

5:30-7:30 pm Tariq Ali and Vijay Prashad in conversation

Moderated by Lewis R. Gordon

Places

  • EHESS | 3 mai 2018 - 105 boulevard Raspail
    Paris, France (75006)
  • Théâtre Bernard-Marie Koltès | 4 mai 2018 - Allée de l'Université
    Nanterre, France (92)
  • Birkbeck, University of London | 5 et 6 mai 2018 - Male Street, Londres
    London, Britain

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
  • Friday, May 04, 2018
  • Saturday, May 05, 2018
  • Sunday, May 06, 2018

Keywords

  • 1968, mai 68, luttes sociales, transformation, histoire globale, solidarité

Information source

  • Thaïs de Rodez
    courriel : tderodez [at] msh-paris [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Global '68 - Solidarity in Alliance and Global History », Lecture series, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, https://calenda.org/440155

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