CfP: Latin America and Central Europe in 1968: Political Left, Social Movements and Mutual Influences in the Year of Upheavals

deadline: 30 agosto 2018

Conference venue: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Date: December 7-8, 2018
Deadline for submitting proposals: August 30, 2018
The year 1968 was a year of profound social, cultural and political changes across the globe. This “Worldwide Revolution of 68”, a concept coined by Wallerstein, included many large epic events such as the Tet Offensive of the Vietnamese patriots, assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the May manifestations in Paris, brutal war in Biafra, or the retirement of António de Oliveira Salazar. Many other social, racial and cultural upheavals occurred during this year. Among them were the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City and the abrupt interruption of the Prague Spring by the Soviet tanks. Together with the assassination of Che Guevara a year earlier, these events marked this peculiar year both in Latin America and Central Europe.
Call for papers:
The organizers welcome presentations on topics connected to the 1968’s context in Latin America and Central Europe, focused on political regime changes and stabilities, popular mobilizations, intellectual debates, strategies of political resistance and cultural turns.
The working language of the conference will be English.
Guidelines for submission:
The deadline for submitting paper proposals (in English) is August 30, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by September 15, 2018.
Submissions should include: 1. the name of the applicant, institutional affiliation, postal and email address, a brief professional CV; 2. title and outline of the paper (max. 500 characters). Proposals and inquiries should be emailed to
Organizers: Center for Ibero-American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University; and Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions, Charles University​

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