[Blackstudies-l] CFP – 1968 in the Americas Conference at UCL Institute of the Americas (London, England)

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Thu Oct 26 08:11:13 EDT 2017


lisaparavisini posted: " The call for papers is now open for the 1968 in
the Americas Conference, which will take place on June 21 and 22, 2018.
Focusing on the experience of the Americas, and in light of the fiftieth
anniversary of 1968, this conference analyses the impact, leg"
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The call for papers is now open for the 1968 in the Americas Conference
<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/documents/The_Americas_1968_conference_CFP.pdf>,
which will take place on June 21 and 22, 2018.

Focusing on the experience of the Americas, and in light of the fiftieth
anniversary of 1968, this conference analyses the impact, legacies and
memories of that exceptional year. 1968 witnessed a number of dramatic
events in the Americas: militant student activism in Mexico City, Kingston,
Montreal, Rio de Janeiro and New York; violent protests against the Vietnam
war and racial discrimination in the US; the ‘Rodney riots’ in Jamaica and
the emergence of a Caribbean Black Power movement; feminist protests and
the rise of women’s liberation; the election of Pierre Trudeau and the
growth of Quebec separatism in Canada; the assassinations of Martin Luther
King and Bobby Kennedy, and the election of Richard Nixon in the US; the
installation of the Government of the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Peru;
and the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City on the eve of the 1968 Olympics,
where US athletes Tommy Smith and John Carlos took the Black Power salute.
1968 also produced a number of cultural landmarks in the Americas, from the
emergence of *tropicalismo* in Brazil, to the Black Writers Congress in
Montreal, and the Cultural Congress in Havana, the latter bringing together
such intellectual luminaries as C.L.R. James, Aimé Césaire, and Julio
Cortázar. Read more here
<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/documents/The_Americas_1968_conference_CFP.pdf>
.

Please submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) and short bio (maximum 150
words) to Kate Quinn on katherine.quinn at ucl.ac.uk by *12 January 2018.*

Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.
*lisaparavisini <http://repeatingislands.com/author/lisaparavisini/>* |
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