Skip to content Skip to navigation

Global 1968 in 2018

May 25, 2018 - 9:15am to 6:30pm
Terrace Room in Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460)

The 50th anniversary of May 1968 rings particularly sharply in the U.S. and Europe this year, as contemporary political and social actors consider ways to shake up political institutions or ideologies. This international and interdisciplinary conference, presented by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL), will bring scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and European universities for the first time to discuss the intellectual, political, social, sexual and artistic history of these seismic events. All attendees are invited to participate in the discussion. 


09.15-09.45 Breakfast

09.45-10.00 Introduction

10.00-12.00 Decolonizing 1968, featuring: Priya Satia (Stanford), Joseph Slaughter (Columbia), Samantha Christiansen (UCCS), Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia) and Alma Heckman (UCSC). 

12.00-1.30 Lunch 

1.30-3.30 Reading and Seeing 1968, featuring: Adrian Daub (Stanford), Beth Holt (Bard), Damon Young (Berkeley), Chandan Reddy (Univ. of Washington), Fred Turner (Stanford).

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-6.00 On the Limits of our Imagination, featuring: Haiyan Lee (Stanford), Ula Taylor (Berkeley), Camille Robcis (Cornell/Columbia), Quinn Slobodian (Wesleyan), Samuel Daly (Duke). 

Concluding comments: Colleen Lye (Berkeley)

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, University Communications, Department of Communication, El Centro Chicano y Latino, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Department of Philosophy, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Center for European Studies, Black Community Services Center, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Department of German Studies, Stanford Global Studies Division
Contact Email: