For two days, 20 speakers are gathering at this scholarly symposium in France to “recontextualize” the historic and wild counter-cultural event that was Woodstock!
The English translation at the conference website reads:
In August 1969, Max Yasgur organized a festival of music and peace on his farm near the small town of Woodstock in upstate New York. His “Woodstock Music and Art Fair” was a great moment in popular music but also – and perhaps more importantly – Woodstock became a symbol of a whole generation of young people who face an America that was reactionary and warlike, adopted a particular way of being and living, culture, freedom of thought and political vision of the United States and the world.
As part of this conference, author Destiny Kinal is presentating a paper on the Diggers [Read more…] about University of Le Havre symposium deconstructs legacy of Woodstock