1968 was an epoch-making year - Forty years on, Queen’s University, Belfast, has organised a series of events to reflect upon and re-evaluate the events of 1968. As part of this commemoration Queen’s is planning a two-day postgraduate conference (10th and 11th October, 2008) entitled “1968 Turning Point”.
We invite scholars to give 20-minute papers on the political, social and cultural significance of 1968 from a wide range of disciplinary and international backgrounds, including anthropology, history, film studies, political science, sociology, social movement theory, literary studies and cultural theory.
Topics to address may include:
•The Northern Ireland civil rights movement and other civil rights movements; movements for social change; anti-Vietnam and CND demonstrations;
•The New Left and the Old Left;
•The role of women and women’s rights movements;
•Student agitation and demonstrations (both specific case studies and comparative analyses);
•The literature, culture and media representations of 1968 and ’68ers; the legacies and influences of 1968;
•State responses and the role of counter-demonstration groups (both specific case studies and comparative analyses.
*This should not be viewed as an exhaustive list. Papers will be considered on related themes.*
Please send a 300-word abstract in Microsoft Word format to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should be submitted by no later than Friday, 4th July 2008.
We are planning to publish a volume of selected papers presented at this conference.
The Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University Belfast
53-67 University Road
Phone:+44 (0)28 9097 3386
Fax:+44 (0)28 9097 3388
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