This conference will reflect on the protests of 1968 and their historical and intellectual ramifications by taking a fresh look at the legacies of that tumultuous year. The cultural icon “1968” has transformed into many distinct areas which far exceed the intentions and experiences of those who participated in the actual events. At its fiftieth anniversary, we will mark the transition of ’68 from memory to history by fostering a conversation that would provide a novel perspective towards this century-defining year. This conference brings together scholars focusing on the cultural and intellectual history of protest in France, Germany, and the Global Sixties. Speakers will reflect on the new directions of historical thinking about 1968 and will explore the legacies of this pivotal intellectual moment in political thought and social protest.