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  • CFP: "The long 1960s: Revolutionary times and globalised cultural spaces" - panel at ENIUGH V

    CFP: “The long 1960s: Revolutionary times and globalised cultural spaces” - panel at ENIUGH V

    Panel conveners: Beata Hock & Michael Esch

    We invite individual paper proposals for an already accepted panel at the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History. The conference is to be held 31 August–3 September 2017 in Budapest under the ovearall topic “Ruptures, Empires and Revolutions”:

    The title of the panel is “The long 1960s: Revolutionary times and globalised cultural spaces”. The panel abstract (pasted below) is formulated in a way to allow for including historians working in history proper but also in art and cultural history, preferably with interest in interdisciplinary and transnational approaches:

    Panel abstract: Although it has become common to speak of the “Global Sixties” and discuss it as a period of cultural revolutions, more often than not, »global« only encompasses the North Atlantic societies while excludes regions east of the »Iron Curtain« and reduces the “global South” to a substitute arena for global conflict. Even if similar developments in the East, West and South are recognised (like the emergence of revolutionary or civil rights struggles; the repercussions of decolonisation; generation gaps, or the spread of jazz and pop culture), these are still very much depicted as the outcome of one-dimensional transfers or reenactments of North-Western achievements in the East and the South. Recent studies have put this interpretation to a test, first by reevaluating the agency of the global South, secondly by revisiting the Iron Curtain not as an insurmountable wall but as an “osmotic barrier” (Sandrine Kott) where cultural or intellectual products, political ideas and actors crossed in both directions, albeit sometimes by detour.

    Thus, rather than hypostatizing clear demarcations and diffusionist models of social and cultural change, this panel explores some possible approaches to a multilayered histoire croisée of the global (cultural) revolution of the long 1960s. Invited papers zoom on, on the one hand, similarities between actors’ social, political and educational backgrounds as potential hotbeds from which seemingly unrelated but structurally or aesthetically identical developments arise. On the other hand, speakers also consider the relevance of South-South and Second World-Third World alliances as well as the deeper histories of social and aesthetic politics in the period leading up to the quasi-mythical 1960s.

    Please submit a 100-word abstract by October 1st to the panel conveners:

    Beata Hock

    Michael Esch

    ENIUGH-members will profit from reduced congress fees (full rate 100€ instead of 150€ for full attendance as early bird booking). For any further questions on ENIUGH-membership please contact the steering committee.