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‘May ’68: New Approaches and Perspectives,’ Conference
February 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The main goal of the May ’68: New Approaches and Perspectives colloquium is to bring together, for a day of intensive intellectual exchange, scholars interested in May 1968 in France, as well as its sources, parallels and after-effects, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Some of the papers presented will be published in a special issue of French Historical Studies, scheduled for publication in spring 2018, that will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the events of May.
The colloquium will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park. It begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10 in Rubinstein Library 153 at Duke with a keynote talk by Judith Coffin called “Sex, Gender, Generation: Simone de Beauvoir in 1968.”
This conference is funded by the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies, the Duke Department of History, the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of History, the UNC-Chapel Hill Global Research Institute, The Dean of the Humanities at Duke, the Duke Center for European Studies, the Duke Center for French and Francophone Studies, and the UNC-Chapel Hill French History and Culture Seminar.