Participants and Schedule

The academic core of the conference will be organized around two themes: revolutions against old orders, and revolutions for new societies. Panels covering the first topic will focus on confronting the legacies of authoritarianism, the conflict between generations, and the outbreak of social and political protests. Panels on the second theme will address images of ideal societies and new forms of civic life, the articulation of new values, and a discussion about the lessons of the ’68 generation for the ’18 generation.

Latin America and Europe in 1968: A Cultural Revolution?

Please note: Panel compositions are subject to change.  
Updated April 26, 2018

Participants

  • Patrick Barr-Melej (Ohio University)
  • Alonso Cueto (Catholic University of Peru)
  • Belinda Davis (Rutgers University)
  • Massimo De Giuseppe (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione - Milano)
  • William Donahue (University of Notre Dame)
  • Eric Drott (University of Texas-Austin)
  • Victoria Langland (University of Michigan)
  • Valeria Manzano (Universidad Nacional de S. Martiín)
  • Vania Markarian (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
  • A. James McAdams (University of Notre Dame)
  • J. Patrice McSherry (Long Island University)
  • Willem Melching (University of Amsterdam)
  • Susan Ohmer (University of Notre Dame)
  • Jaime Pensado (University of Notre Dame)
  • Timothy Ryback (Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation)
  • Volker Schloendorff (Film Director, Germany)
  • Michael Seidman (University of North Carolina-Wilmington)
  • Carmen-Helena Telléz (University of Notre Dame)
  • Ignacio Walker (CIEPLAN, La Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica)
  • Stephen Wrinn (Notre Dame Press)
  • Eric Zolov (Stony Brook University)

Organizing Committee, University of Notre Dame

A. James McAdams
Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies 
Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

William Donahue
The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

University of Notre Dame

Carmen-Helena Téllez
Professor of Conducting, Music
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies 

Jaime M. Pensado
Associate Professor of History
Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies 

PANEL 1

1968: Inducements and Enabling Conditions

  • Massimo De Giuseppe (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione - Milano), “Italian Catholics and Latin America During the Long 1968”
  • Eric Zolov (Stony Brook University), “Mexico and the Non-Aligned Movement in 1968"
  • Vania Markarian (Universidad de la República, Uruguay), “On Foreign Funding and Academic Priorities in Tumultuous Times: The Uruguayan Student Movement and University Reform Before and After 1968”
  • Jim McAdams (Notre Dame), moderator

PANEL 2

1968: Challenges to Revolutionary Change

  • Timothy Ryback (Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation), “Protest Rock and the Soviet Bloc: Prague Spring 1968”
  • Michael Seidman (University of North Carolina-Wilmington), “The French Sixties and the Refusal of Work”
  • Jaime M. Pensado (University of Notre Dame), “A Comparative View of Student Activism and State Repression in 1968 Mexico and Uruguay”
  • Michel Hockx (Notre Dame), moderator

PANEL 3

1968: Was It A Cultural Revolution?

  • William Collins Donahue (University of Notre Dame), “Pressure-Release Valve or Cultural Catalyzer? The Legend of Paul and Paula as a Revolutionary Potential in the GDR
  • Patrick Barr-Melej (Ohio University), “A Lot of Searching for the Magical: Youth, Revolution(s), and the Zeitgeist of 1968 in Chile”
  • Willem Melching (University of Amsterdam), “Clash of the Icons: The Iconoclasm of the Image of the United States”
  • Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams (Notre Dame), moderator

PANEL 4

1968: Was It A Cultural Revolution? (cont.)

  • Valeria Manzano (Universidad Nacional de S. Martiín), “Out of Place: Students, Workers, and the Politics of Encounter in Argentina”
  • Eric Drott (University of Texas-Austin), “Revolutionary Time and the Belatedness of Music in May '68”
  • Patrice McSherry (Long Island University), “Chile 1968: Intertwined Revolutions in Music and Politics”
  • Susan Ohmer (Notre Dame), moderator

PANEL 5

1968: Then and Now

  • Carmen-Helena Telléz (University of Notre Dame), “Arvo Pärt: the Unexpected Profile of an Artistic Revolution”
  • Belinda Davis (Rutgers University), “What’s in a Revolution? '68 and Its Aftermath in West Germany”
  • Alonso Cueto (Catholic University of Peru), “The Eternal 68”
  • Peter Casarella (Notre Dame), moderator

CONCLUDING PANEL

A. James McAdams (ND), Victoria Langland (University of Michigan), Susan Ohmer (ND), Stephen Wrinn (ND)