1968--The Global and the Local

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March 23, 2018 to March 24, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, German History / Studies, Local History, Women's & Gender History / Studies, American History / Studies

1968—The Global and the Local

International Workshop, Georgetown University

March 23-24, 2018
For information about this event contact anna.vondergoltz@georgetown.edu

Friday, March 23

Venue: Car Barn 427, 3520 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007

1. 9.15-10.15 am: The Global and Local around 1968

Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) Welcome and Introduction

Timothy Brown (Northeastern University): What’s so global about the Global 1968?

10.15-10.30 am: Coffee Break

2. 10.30-12.45: Encounters with the “Third World”

Chair: Jamie Martin (Georgetown University) 

Christoph Kalter (Free University, Berlin): From Global to Local and Back: The Third World Concept in the Radical Sixties

Ben Feldman (Georgetown University): The Monthly Review School and the Political Economy of the Third World Left

Sara Pugach (California State University, LA): Occupy the Mission: Malian Students in the GDR between Hope and Protest, 1968-1971

Thom Loyd (Georgetown University): 'Thank God I am no Longer a Pawn of an International Conspiracy!’: African Students, the Cold War, and the Changing Geography of International Education, 1960-1969

12.45-2.15 pm Lunch Break

3. 2.15-3.30 pm: The Gender of Protest in Global and Local Contexts

Chair: Michael Kazin (Georgetown University)

Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary University of London): ‘1968’ in Bonn and Beyond: Local Variations and Global Misinterpretations

Emily Hobson (University of Nevada): 1968 and the Formation of the Gay and Lesbian Left

3.30-3.45 Coffee Break

4. 3.45-5.15 pm: The Other Side of 1968

Chair: Mario Daniels (Georgetown University)

Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University): Other 68ers: Memories of Center- Right Activism of the 1960s and 1970s

Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College): Anti-68ers: Right-Libertarians and the Long March against Human Equality


Saturday, March 24

Venue: McGhee Library, Intercultural Center, 3rd Floor

5. 9.30-10.45: Anti-Imperialist Entanglements

Chair: Hanno Balz (Johns Hopkins)

Alex Vazansky (University of Nebraska): I'll Bleed for Myself: Black Power and Antiwar Activism among GIs in Germany, 1968-1971

Alex Macartney (Georgetown University): Hirohito on the Rhine: the Emperor’s State Visit to West Germany and Entangled Japanese-German 1960s History

10.45-11.00 Coffee Break

6. 11 am-12.30 pm: Urban Spaces and Local Protest I

Chair: Alexander Sedlmaier (University of Bangor)

Maurice Jackson (Georgetown University): April in Washington: Cherry Blossoms, Burning Buildings and Lost Opportunities

Anke Ortlepp (University of Kassel/German Historical Institute, Washington, DC): Paranoid Form: New Brutalist Architecture and the Limits of Freedom in the late 1960s 

12.30-1.30 Lunch @ McGhee Library

1.30-2.45 pm Urban Spaces and Local Protest II

Chair: Alexander Sedlmaier (University of Bangor)

Daniel Gordon (Edge Hill University): From Rome to Paris: Free Public Transport - A Post-1968 Transnational Utopia?

Andrew Demshuk (American University): Leipzig in 1968: East Germany’s Forgotten Protest


Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University





Contact Info: 

Anna von der Goltz, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University