Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies Workshop

Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies Workshop

12th Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies Workshop

Realising Utopia: 1968, Then and Now

Ormston House, Limerick, Saturday, 26 May 2018
 
 
A day-long workshop focusing on the context and significance of the events of 1968, then and now, internationally and in Ireland. Free event, all welcome! 
 
 
9.15: Opening Address: Prof Helen Kelly-Holmes, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick 
 
9.30 - 10.30 Session I: The Relevance of May ‘68 
Chair: Jeremy Leaman (Loughborough University)
Keynote lecture: Gretchen Dutschke (Berlin) – ‘1968 in Germany: Memory and Legacy’ 
 
10.30 Coffee Break
 
10.45 - 12.15 Session II: 1968 in France and the US 
 
Chair: John Horgan (Dublin)
Speakers: Sarah Waters (University of Leeds) , Helena Sheehan (DCU)
 
12.15 Lunch
 
1.15 – 3.00 Session III: The Visual Culture of 1968, Then and Now
 
Chair: Niamh NicGhabhann (UL)
Speakers: 
Interview: Eoin Devereux (UL) and Paul Tarpey (Limerick School of Art and Design): ‘Art Practice, Limerick, May 68’
John-Paul Dowling (NCAD): ‘Graphic Design and May 68’ 
Dara Waldron (Limerick School of Art and Design): ‘Film Culture and May 68’   
            
3.00 Coffee Break
 
3.15 – 3.45  Session IV: Community, Political Rights and the Irish Language / Pobal, Cearta Polaitiúla agus an Ghaeilge
 
Chair:     Michael Kelly (UL)
Speaker: Sorcha de Brún (UL): ‘Gluaiseacht Chearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta/the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement: A short documentary and its Background’
 
3.45 - 5.00 Session V: 1968 in Ireland, Then and Now 
 
Chair: Tadhg Foley (Galway)
Speakers: 
Margaretta D’Arcy (Galway)
Brian Hanley (Edinburgh)
            
5.00-5.30:  Closing Discussion: May ‘68: Today and Tomorrow
 
Chair: Harry Browne (Dublin)
 
Parallel Exhibitions
 
Exhibition of screen printed posters that re-envisage the ‘Atelier Populaire’ in a contemporary context designed by a multi-disciplinary team of students from across the School of Design at NCAD, Dublin.
 
Exhibition of bilingual German-English wall newspapers about the German student movement of 1968, its aftermath and its contemporary legacy produced by 4th year students of German at the University of Limerick.