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GERMAN-CFP-L  May 2004

GERMAN-CFP-L May 2004

Subject:

CFP: The 'Other' Alliance: Political Protest, Intercultural Relations

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Karen Eng <[log in to unmask]>

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German Studies CFP Forum <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 6 May 2004 11:52:14 -0500

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>[The Editor received the following announcement, which may be of interest to
>H-German members.]
>
>CFP: The 'Other' Alliance: Political Protest, Intercultural Relations and
>Collective Identities in West Germany and the United States, 1958-77
>
>Symposium to be held at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg
>(IWH)
>Date: May 19-22, 2005
>
>Coordination:   VW Project Heidelberg / Rutgers University
>                         (Detlef Junker, Wilfried Mausbach, Martin Klimke,
>Belinda Davis, Carla MacDougall)
>
>The 1960s are commonly remembered as an era of global change, producing an
>historical caesura, culturally as well as politically. In numerous
>countries, images of protest, generational revolt, countercultural
>indulgence, sexual liberation, and government repression circulate in the
>public memory of those years.
>
>As the "sixties" now move from an era mostly characterized by individual
>recollection and popular memory to one of professional historical
>reflection, its international dimension has recently become a particular
>focus of scholarly inquiry. The protest movements of the 1960/70s are
>increasingly viewed as a global phenomenon, representing social and cultural
>responses to emerging patterns of economic, technological, and political
>globalization. Yet the processes through which activists from numerous
>countries established contact, shared ideas, adopted social and cultural
>practices, and adapted them to their own needs and circumstances are still
>largely unexplored; so too are the consequences of these processes for
>changing notions of "self" and "other" and for the (re-)construction of
>identities.
>
>This conference will take social and countercultural protest movements in
>West Germany and the United States during the 1960/70s as a starting point
>for a closer examination of the aforementioned questions. It aims to look at
>intercultural exchanges between these movements and at the importance of
>those exchanges for the construction of collective identities on both sides
>of the Atlantic. How did ideas, lifestyles, cultural practices and political
>strategies transcend national barriers and move back and forth across the
>Atlantic? Who transmitted them? In what ways were they received or rejected,
>adopted and adapted to the respective national settings? The aims of the
>conference include an analysis of the impact these processes had on the
>(re-) construction of national and transnational identities in West Germany
>and the United States during the time of the Cold War.
>
>Possible topics include:
>
>-cultural transfer
>-languages of dissent
>-protest and foreign policy
>-violence and terrorism
>-the transformation of the public sphere
>-sexual politics
>-emotions
>-constructions of class and race
>-art, literature and music
>
>Conference proceedings will be in English.
>
>Those interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract of no more
>than 250 words, plus a short resume of no more than 2 pages, including a
>list of relevant publications.
>
>DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS:  July 15, 2004
>
>Selections will be made by August 31, 2004.
>
>Completed papers must reach the conference organizers by February 15, 2005.
>
>SEND PROPOSALS TO:
>Email:  [log in to unmask]
>Fax:    +49 6221 - 542449
>
>Mail: Danijela Albrecht
>         VW Project, University of Heidelberg
>         Department of History
>         Grabengasse 3-5
>         69117 Heidelberg, GERMANY
>
>Web:    http://www.vw-projekt.uni-hd.de/
>         http://fas-history.rutgers.edu/vw-project/


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