“We all wanna change the world” The Revolutionary Sixties in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

October 11, 2018 01:00 PM - October 12 04:00 PM

“We all wanna change the world”

The Revolutionary Sixties in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

11-12 October 2018

Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin

organizers: Leyla Dakhli, Nazan Maksudyan, Jakob Krais

Program and Time Schedule


Day 1 (11 October 2018)


Welcome and Lunch (13:00 - 14:30)


Panel 1 (14:30 - 16:00): New Internationalism and Solidarity Networks
Andrea Brazzoduro (St. Antony’s College, Oxford): Algeria, Anti-fascism, and Third Worldism. An Anti-colonial Genealogy of the Western European New Left (1957-1975)
Mark Levine (University of California, Irvine): Foucault in Tunisia, a long lasting impact?
Afshin Matin-Asgari (California State University, Los Angeles): The 1960s Tri-continental Iranian Student Opposition: Results and Prospects
Demet Lüküslü (Yeditepe University, Istanbul): Turkey’s 1968 Student Movement, Dominant Discourses and Solidarity Networks


Panel 2 (16:30 - 18:00): From Algeria to Dhofar and Beyond: Iconic Struggles
Abdel Razzaq Takriti (University of Houston): Algeria and Palestine: Revolutionary Fraternity in the World of Liberation Movements
Toby Matthiesen (St. Antony’s College, Oxford): The Gulf States and the Arabian Peninsula in the Global 1960s
Kyle Haddad-Fonda (Nicholas Sparks Foundation, New Bern, NC): Eclectic Revolutionaries: Representations of Third World Leftist Movements in Algerian Revolutionary Ideology


Day 2 (12 October 2018)


Panel 3 (9:30 - 11:00): 1968: A Challenge to Third-Worldism?
Jeffrey James Byrne (University of British Columbia, Vancouver): Revolution and Retrenchment by the Third World’s New Establishment in the Late 1960s
Gennaro Gervasio (Università Roma Tre): An Egyptian 1968. The Student Movement and the (Re)Birth of a Radical Left in Egypt
Leyla Dakhli (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin): The Tunisian 1960s. Coming-of-Age in a New-Born Country?
Bahru Zewde (Re:work, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Ethiopia and the Global 1960s


Panel 4 (11:30 - 13:00) The Age of the Left? Islamists and Nationalists of the 1960s
Jakob Krais (Freie Universität Berlin): Revolution beyond Marxism: The Long 1960s from Bennabi to Qaddafi
Fatima Tofighi (University of Religions, Qom): Practices of the Body as Revolutionary Instruments: Iran in the 1960s
Erol Ülker (Altınbaş Üniversitesi, Istanbul): Marx, Mao, Mustafa Kemal: Anti-Imperialism, Third-Worldism, and Youth Movements in Turkey’s 1968


Panel 5 (14:30 - 16:00) Literature, Sound, Image: Performing the Global 1960s
Nazan Maksudyan (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin): Revolting Bodies, Revolting Minds: Sevgi Soysal and Performances of Gender and Sexuality in the 1960s
Hilmi Tezgör (Universität Duisburg-Essen): The Sounds of the Revolution in Greece and Turkey
Eman Morsi (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH): Arab Socialism in Cuba: Between Solidarity and Stereotypes
Fadi Bardawil (University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill): New Left Internationalism and Its Becomings: Solidarity, Engagement, Disenchantment
Foto: « palestineposterproject », auteur Kamal Boullata, 1969.


Leyla Dakhli