'1968 and its legacies', King's College London, 8 May - 17 June, 2018

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8 MAY - 17 JUNE 2018
King’s College London is hosting a major international and interdisciplinary series of workshops, film screenings, and a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the progressive mass protests of 1968, the counterculture which surrounded them, and their continuing influence today.
**Registration is now open.**
WORKSHOPS, every Tuesday, May 8th through June 12th, 2018
Workshop topics on 1968 and cinema, music, radical geography, social movements, anti-psychiatry, and education, with fifteen invited speakers.
SYMPOSIUM, Friday, June 15th-Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Confirmed guest speakers include  --  Tariq Ali  --  Kathleen Cleaver  --  Phil Cohen  --  Jochen Gerz  --  Sylvia Harvey  --  Patricia Holland  --  Gerd-Rainer Horn  --  David James  --  Bernadette Mcaliskey  --  Juliet Mitchell  --  Antonio Negri  --  Anne Querrien  --  Mark Rudd  --  Helke Sander  --  Allan Siegel  --  plus 32 other speakers.
Topics discussed and debated at the symposium will include the politics of the street and institutions; occupations and strikes; race, civil rights and Black Power; anti-imperialism and decolonization; anti-war movements; the Vietnam War; sexual liberation; critiques of capitalism;  education and radical pedagogy; feminism; hippie counterculture; the right to the city; architecture, the built environment and mass protest; state and police power; indigenous peoples; gay rights; identity politics; art and activism; film and politics; mass media portrayals of '60s radicals; photography and mass protest; political documentary; radical theatre and poetry; popular music and popular resistance; psychedelia; performance art; conservative, neoliberal and far right reactions to 1968; 1968 and present-day protest (Occupy, MeToo, Black Lives Matter)
Grand soirs et petits matins (William Klein, 1978), Macunaima (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969), One Plus One/Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, 1968), Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969), Columbia Revolt (Newsreel 1968), America, aka Amerika (Newsreel, 1969), The Case Against Lincoln Center (Newsreel, 1968), The Hornsey Film (Pat Holland, 1968), Subjektitude (Helke Sander, 1967), Break the Power of the Manipulators (Helke Sander, 1968)
Some of these film screenings will be held at King's, Strand campus, and some at the BFI Southbank; with thanks to our partners at the BFI
For further information, and to register, please visit:
Registration is free of charge, but spaces are limited so book early.
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 Department of Film Studies, French, Digital Humanities, Geography, and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, and to the School of Education, Communication, and Society