from 02 to 06 May, 2018

Global '68 // Solidarity in Alliance and Global History

Conferences 2-6 May, 2018 - Paris | Nanterre | London

Change of venue on May 3rd , the conferences of will take place at the Centre Sèvres, 35 Bis, rue de Sèvres, Paris 6.

Global ‘68 is a linked set of conferences, organized by Françoise Vergès, Marcus Rediker, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, and Sylvie Robic, sponsored by the Collège d'études mondiales, the University of Pittsburgh, Birkbeck, University of London, and the University of Nanterre, to be held in Paris May 2-4 and London May 5-6, 2018.
 
Both events will focus on the movements and major shifts in politico-cultural sensibilities around the world that made 1968 such an extraordinary year. Three notions are central to our approach: solidarity in alliances, global history, and history from below.
 
1968 was a year of offensives, uprisings, and demonstrations against capitalism and imperialism, for liberation and emancipation and the war in Vietnam was its epicenter. The events claimed many victories for democracy, equality, and emancipation, but also provoked deep, abiding repression. A counterfeit history has subsequently erased police violence and the deaths of participants, removed workers, women, students, and indigenous peoples from the picture, and eliminated anti-americanism, anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, as well as the profound influences of the wars and interventions in Algeria, Latin America, and Vietnam. “Global 68” will retrieve the aspirations, energies, memories, and histories of this worldwide movement and offer hope to a new generation of activists.

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Programme

 

68 and Global Struggles
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

FMSH, 54 Bd Raspail, Paris 75006 | Free entry

3:00-3:30 pm
Welcome
| Laëtitia Atlani-Duault, Director of Collège d'études mondiales
Opening
| Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
| Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

3:30-4:30 pm Keynote I
| Peter Linebaugh, Toledo
Global ’68: An Historical Perspective

Moderated by Marcus Rediker

Break

5:00-6:30 pm Global 68: Struggles in Vietnam, North Africa and the Americas
| Philippe Peycam, Leiden, and Rachel Harrison, SOAS
Ephemeral: Empathy, identification and Consciousness – Vietnam, the War, and the Protest Movements in 1968

| Ronald Judy, Pittsburgh
Fanon and the significance of Radical Black Internationalism to 1968: From Tunis to Oakland to Algiers

| Robyn C. Spencer, City University of New York,
The Black Panther Party and Black Power Internationalism

| Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Birkbeck
On Revolution and Global ‘68

Moderated by Maboula Soumahoro

6:30-7:30 pm Keynote II
| Lewis R. Gordon, Connecticut
Thinking Politically against Moralism: Demystifying the Right and the Left in Light of 1968, 2018, and Beyond

Moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

7:30 pm Press conference
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With Tariq Ali, Angela Davis, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Marcur Rediker, Sylvie Rovic and Françoise Vergès

 


Racism, Third World, Feminism and Contemporary Struggles
Thursday, May 3 2018

Centre Sèvres | 35 bis, rue de Sèvres, Paris 6 | Free entry

9:30-10:30 am Achille Mbembe and Vijay Prashad in conversation
Moderated by Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

10:30 am-12:00 Global 68: Race, Migrations, Third World, Feminism
| Luis Martinez Andrade, Collège d’études mondiales
The puppet and the dwarf: liberation Christianity and Global '68

| Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, Fondation Franz Fanon
On racism and ‘68

| Vincent Gay, University Paris VII
May 68: The Beginning of the Migrant Workers’ Long Battle

| Silvia Federici, Hofstra
“Change your life, Change the World”: a Feminist Perspective on 1968

Moderated by Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), Collège d'études mondiales

Break

1:30-2:30 pm Keynote III
| Kristin Ross, NYU
The '68 Years and the ‘Wind from the West’

Moderated by Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales

2:30-4:15 pm New Struggles in France
| Carpanin Marimoutou, Reunion Island
Anticolonialist and Anticapitalist Struggles in Indian Ocean Southwest, 1968

| Norman Ajari, Toulouse Jean Jaurès
The Wisdom of Riots: Guy Debord on Watts 1965 and Paris 1968

| Gerty Dambury,
May 68, you’re saying? No, May 67

| Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Congo - June 1969

| Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Building Coalitions Against All Odds

Moderated by Geoffrey Pleyers, Collège d'études mondiales

Thursday, May 3 2018

Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, 7 Avenue Pablo Picasso, 92000 Nanterre | Inscription required

8:00 pm Solidarity and alliances
| Angela Davis and Tariq Ali in conversation

Moderated by Françoise Vergès and Marcus Rediker

 


Political and Artistic Expressions of Contest, 68 and after?
Friday, May 4, 2018

University of Nanterre, Théâtre Bernard-Marie Koltès, Allée de l'Université, 92000 Nanterre | Free entry

9:00-9:15am Opening
| Sylvie Robic, Paris Nanterre University

9h15-12h45 Années de rêve, années de plomb ? Intersecting views: documentary/fiction, Germany/Italy/France

Moderated by Marielle Silhouette, Paris Nanterre University, Pierre Gras, Paris Diderot University and Sylvie Robic, Paris Nanterre University

Panel discussion German cinema: rebel pictures, political views
| Max Linz, filmmaker, Jean-Gabriel Périot, filmmaker, Matthias Steinle, Paris 3 University, Claire Kaiser, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, Pierre Gras, Paris Diderot University and Marielle Silhouette, Paris Nanterre University

Panel discussion Italian cinema: "Maintenant, ensemble, sans frais. Zavattini, Pasolini, Grifi et les autres..."
| Marco Bertozzi, filmmaker, Universita IUAV-Venezia, Alessandro Stella, EHESS, Federico Lancialonga, Paris 1 University and Laurence Schifano, Paris Nanterre University

Panel discussion French cinema: Film May '68 : the cinematographic experience of the ARC group (1968-2018)
| Jacques Kébadian, filmmaker, Michel Andrieu, filmmaker, Sylvain Dreyer, Pau et des pays de l’Adour University and Sébastien Layerle, Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3 University (Ircav)

Panel discussion: Cinema/politics: intersecting views?

Break

2:15-5:45pm Carte blanche to Jean-Pierre Martin: Year 68, language unbind. Six feverish youth may be not soothed.

Moderated by Laurence Campa, Paris Nanterre University, Dominique Viart, Paris Nanterre University and Jean-Pierre Martin, writer, Lyon-2 University

Three interviews and reading

Litterature and/or politics?
Jean-Pierre Martin and Jean-Claude Pinson

"Nous qui sommes sans passé, les femmes, nous qui n'avons pas d'histoire"
Geneviève Brisac and Juliette Kahane

After '68 or the come back of "I"
Gérard Guégan and Jean-Pierre Le Dantec

 

6:45-9:30pm 1968-2018: In highschools, girls and boys investigate and testify thanks to pictures

Three movies and debates
Presented by Alain Bocquet, Société d’histoire de Nanterre (SHN)

Introduction: 1968' a liberation of expression
| Sébastien Layerle, Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3 University (Ircav)

1979-1982 Et chez toi qui fait quoi ? Documentary-fiction about the domestic work of teenagers, 1979-1982. 
Realised by Super 8 workshop of Joliot-Curie de Nanterre highschool.
Screening of the movie (24 minutes), restored copy by BDIC

Two movies realised in 2018 by students from the professional highschool of Prony d’Asnières et Joliot-Curie de Nanterre highschool

Presentation and screening of Film réalisé à Asnières (10 mn)
Realised with the help of AFEV students. Coordinator Sophie Roussel (AFEV) with the technical and pedagological support of Cynthia Delbart, filmaker, teacher associated to the Performance arts department of  Paris Nanterre University.

Presentation and screening of Film réalisé à Nanterre (10 mn)
Realised by Première STMG class, under the supervision of Marion Denis, history teacher, with the support of M. Quesney, highschool principal advisor conseiller principal d’éducation and Henry Fallot et Gaël Mordant (Nanterre Cityhall).  

General discussion
Animated by Alain Bocquet

 


 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London | Inscription required

3:00-5:30 pm Cinema echoes of 68
Screening of Ken McMullen’s An Organization of Dreams (2010)

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Break

6:00-6:30 pm Opening: Funk ’68
Third Funk Manifesto: Reading/Performance by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera with Kojo Koram and Leticia Paes

6:30-7:30 pm Keynote I
| Françoise Vergès, Collège d'études mondiales
Political Antiracist Feminism Then and Now

Introduced by Marcus Rediker and moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

 


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London | Inscription required

9:30-10:30 am Lewis R. Gordon in conversation with Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

10:30 am-12:00 Global ’68: Race, Class & Feminisms
| Mireille Fanon Mendès-France, Fondation Franz Fanon
On racism and ‘68

| Kristin Ross, NYU
The '68 Years and the Wind from the West

| Ash Sarkar, Novara Media
On Political Theory, Gender and Race after ‘68

| Brenna Bhandar, SOAS
On race, gender, class and property since ‘68”

Moderated by Gail Lewis

Break

1:30-2:30 pm Keynote II
| Silvia Federici, Hofstra
’Change your life, Change the World”: a Feminist Perspective on 1968

Moderated by Jacqueline Rose

Break

3:00-4:30 pm Global ’68 & Revolution, 50 years on
| Ronald Judy, Pittsburgh
Fanon and the significance of Radical Black Internationalism to 1968: From Tunis to Oakland to Algiers

| Robyn C. Spencer, Lehman College, CUNY
The Black Panther Party and Black Power Internationalism

Moderated by Kojo Koram

4:30-5:30 pm Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker in conversation
Moderated by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

5:30-7:30 pm Tariq Ali and Vijay Prashad in conversation
Moderated by Lewis R. Gordon

 

Details

From Wednesday, May 2 to Sunday May 6, 2018

Wednesday, May 2
FMSH | 54 Bd Raspail, Paris 6

Thursday, May 3
Centre Sèvres | 35 bis, rue de Sèvres, Paris 6
Nanterre-Amandiers | 7 Avenue Pablo Picasso, Nanterre | Inscription required

Friday, May 4
Théâtre Bernard-Marie Koltès | Allée de l'Université, Nanterre

Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6
Birkbeck, University of London | Male Street, London
Inscription required

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Press contact

Chloé Lepart
clepart@msh-paris.fr
01 40 48 6415

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