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Dr. Wayne Rebhorn, Director 208 W. 21st St. Stop B5003, Austin, Tx 78712 • 512-471-1925

Fifth Annual

1968:  A Global Perspective

An Interdisciplinary Conference
at the University of Texas at Austin
October 10th-12th, 2008

Keynote speakers:

DANIEL ELLSBERG
"Secrecy and Presidential Wars: 
Lessons of '68"
TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2008
7:30  PM, Jessen Auditorium
**NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION

Kathleen Cleaver, of Emory Law School and Yale University, reads from her memoir in progress, "Memories of Love and War."

 
KATHLEEN CLEAVER 
Reading from  her memoir in progress:
"Memories of Love and War"
FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2008, 8:00  PM
TEXAS UNION THEATER:  Union 2.228FRIDAY, 10  OCTOBER,  12:30-2  PM
TEXAS UNION:  SINCLAIR SUITE, Union 3.128

 
KRISTIN ROSS
"The Actuality of '68"
SATURDAY, 11 OCTOBER, 1:00-2:15  PM
MEZES HALL 1.306 
 
MICHAEL HARDT 
"Revolution, 1968 and Today"
SATURDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2008, 6:30  PM
MEZES HALL 1.306  
 

ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

The year 1968 has become a central myth for the twentieth century, the purported moment of origin for "the present" -- for current politics, culture, and academics. This conference commemorates the 40th anniversary of 1968 by calling for a reassessment of its local and global impacts, its icons, myths, and images, the traces and absences left in its wake, and the intellectual and cultural heritages that we are still working through, as the collective memory of participants fades into a post-memory of the still incomplete projects of modernization, globalization, and liberation.

The conference aims to create interdisciplinary discussions of the many different 1968 experiences and projects that can be recovered in global, national, and international frameworks. Flashpoints, major players, artistic responses in all media and genres, and (re)theorizings of 1968 and its heritage will be included as conference themes.

Please join us in the fall for this unique event.

Conference program

Conference flyer

Call for Papers

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