Thursday, March 8

4:30 p.m. - Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

  • Welcome and Introduction:  Tamar Mayer

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Session 1:  Keynote Address

  • The Ambiguous Consequences of Failed Revolutions  

    Todd Gitlin, Columbia University

6:15-7:00 p.m.

Dinner in the RAJ House conference room

7:00–8:30 p.m. - RAJ House conference room

Session 2:  Race and Protest at Columbia and beyond

Moderator: Michael Kramer, Digital Liberal Arts

Chair: Vignesh Ramachandran ‘18

  • Black Power at Columbia, 1968

    Stephen Donadio, Middlebury College

  • “Two, three, many Columbias” or One Too Many San Francisco States?  Remembering the 1968 student protests:  Linus Owens, Middlebury College

Friday, March 9 - RAJ House conference room

12:15–2:15 p.m.

Session 3:  Icons, Identity, and Liberation

Moderator: J Finley, American Studies Program

Chair: Laura Dillon ‘19

  • Mourning King: Memory, black rage, and the shaping of Black Power 

    Lisa Corrigan, University of Arkansas

  • A New Storm against Imperialism:  Global Maoism and communism in Southeast Asia before and after 1968:  Matthew Galway, University of California, Berkeley

  • Chile during the Late 60s: The road to the democratic revolution of 1970

    Fernando Camacho Padilla, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

  • Rebuilding the Puzzle:  Cameroonian cultural construction from 1968 to the present:  Estelle Kouokam Magne, Catholic University of Central Africa, Cameroon 

2:45–4:15 p.m.

Session 4:  Acting Out the Struggle

Moderator: Darién Davis, Department of History

Chair: Isabella Mauceri ‘20.5

  • Acting Out: Performative politics in the age of the New Left and the counterculture 

    Andrew Hannon, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • The Variants of 1968 Radicalism:  Ousmane Sembene and Larisa Shepitko  Elena Razlogova, Concordia University, Canada

  • Performing Gender in the “Anos de Chumbo”:  Identity, ambiguity and counterculture 

    Jorge Caê Rodrigues, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

4:45–6:00 p.m.

Session 5:  Mexico City! Scripts of Resistance

Moderator: Nadia Horning, Department of Political Science

Chair: Julian Schlemmer ‘20

  • From Raising a Fist in 1968 to Taking a Knee in 2016:  How US media discourses frame African-American athletes’ calls for racial justice 

    Shannon O’Sullivan, Green Mountain College

  • Mexican Transition(s) and Youth Political Engagement after 1968 in Mexico City:  Nicholas Crane, University of Wyoming

Saturday, March 10 - RAJ House conference room

9:00–10:45 a.m.

Session 6:  Revolutionary Fatigue

Moderator: Maggie Clinton, Department of History

Chair: Karlo Škarica ‘17

  • What Happens When We Stop Dreaming?  Accounting for the waning of post-independence radicalism 

    Duane Edwards, University of the West Indies
  • May ’68 and the Politicization of Younger Generations in France Today 

    Anne Muxel, Sciences Po, France

  • From Liberation to Recuperation: The legacy of Paris 1968 on Seattle 1999 

    Jamie McCallum, Middlebury College

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Conference Summary

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