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Labour and Society Research Group Workshop: 1968: Resonances and Reverberations

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the new year, to mark start of the 50th anniversary of the various upheavals of 1968, we will be holding a one-day workshop which takes as its theme ‘Resonances and Reverberations’. We are inviting speakers to talk about the “afterlives” of ’68 in transnational contexts, and how collective memories of ’68 have been shaped, transmuted, and invoked in subsequent political contexts. The keynote will be Andrew Thompkins, from the University of Sheffield.

Booking details to follow.

Programme:

10.00 – 10.15 – Welcome and Coffee

10.15 – 11.15 – France
Ben Partridge – Picturing Protest: Photographing May ’68
Ruairidh Patfield – Sound(s) of Revolution: Considering the importance of les années 68 for counterculture and music in France

11.15 – 11.30 – Break

11.30 – 12.30 – Northern Ireland
Sarah Campbell – We shall overcome? The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland and the memory of civil rights
Jack Hepworth – Civil rights, insurrection, and the global New Left: Northern Ireland in “the ’68 years”

12.30 – 1.30 – Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 – USA
Andy Clark – ‘Beating the DRUM in Motor City’: Radical Black Working-Class Activism in the Detroit Auto Industry
Ben Houston – Memories of Pittsburgh’s 1968 Martin Luther King Riots

2.30 – 2.45 – Break

2.45 – Keynote
Andrew Thompkins, University of Sheffield -“The beginning of a long struggle”? Afterlives of 1968 in Western Europe

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hss/research/research-bases/labourandsociety/

Venue

Room 3.40 Armstrong Building
Newcastle University
Queen Victoria Road, NE1 7RU