News from May 30, 2018
1st AISNA Graduate Forum Conference
Centro Studi Americani Roma, Italy
JeffreyC. Stewart: UC Santa Barbara
Rethinking1968 andtheGlobal Sixties
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the protests of 1968, the moment in which several grassroots movements converged in their fights against social injustices and discrimination of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. From the civil rights movement to the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women’s movement and the environmental movement, the events of the Global Sixties were the culmination of a broad wave of activism that continued into the mid 1970s and beyond. This period was also paramount in reshaping the role of “hyphenated Americans.” Notions of citizenship were expanded and democratic principles and practices re-envisioned, pushed in new directions.
In situating 1968 in this broad timespan, the first AISNA Graduate Forum Conference aims at investigating the origins, the evolution, the dynamics and legacies of 1960s protest movements. Which kind of connection do current movements for social and civil rights such as Black Lives Matter or the Women’s March have with those of 1968? Which traces did the sixties counterculture leave in the music, media and film production of the following years?
The conference will take place right after the annual general meeting of AISNA, scheduled for September 27th at the Centro Studi Americani.
AISNA Graduate Forum invites graduate students and early career researchers to send abstracts that investigate the origins and history of 1968 in every aspect of American culture, literature and history. We are also interested in rethinking the legacy of this period to reframe the debate about American racist and far right demonstrations and their influence on past and present American narratives and politics. The questions below are reflective of the theme and scope of the conference, but topics beyond these questions are welcome.
movements (feminism, LGBTQ,…);
We encourage interdisciplinary approaches, and we welcome pre-formed panels and roundtables alongside traditional papers.
PROPOSALS SHOULD INCLUDE:
PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: July 15, 2018
Thanks to the generous support of the U.S. Embassy in Rome, AISNA is able to offer 10 grants (100 € each) to support travel and accommodation expenses for graduate and early career AISNA members. Priority will be given to participants according to the distance traveled to reach the conference venue. For information on how to become a member of AISNA, visit: https://aisna- graduates.online/become-a-member/
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: aisna-graduates.online www.facebook.com/AISNAGraduates/