Gretchen Dutschke speaking in Limerick and Dublin

Gretchen Dutschke in Limerick and Dublin, 26-28 May 1968

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Earlier this year Gretchen Dutschke, widow of the student leader Rudi Dutschke who died in 1979 due to injuries sustained in an assassination attempt in 1968, published her own personal memoir of 1968.  The book, 1968: Worauf wir stolz sein dürfen, has been very favourably received in Germany. The author will be visiting Ireland in late May to give the keynote address at the 12th Ralahine Workshop in Utopian Studies “Realising Utopia: 1968, Then and Now” at Ormston House, Patrick Street, in Limerick, on Saturday, 26 May 2019 at 9.30 am. The full programme of the workshop is attached. For more details on this event and for registration, see: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/12th-ralahine-centre-for-utopian-studies-workshop-realising-utopia-1968-then-now-tickets-45723615565. Participation is open to all and free. Gretchen’s visit is supported by the Goethe Institut Irland and the Centre for Irish-German Studies at the University of Limerick.

Gretchen Dutschke will also present her book, which has not yet been translated into English, at a Book Launch in the Residence of the German Ambassador to Ireland on Monday, 28 May, at 6pm. She will be introduced by Dr Joachim Fischer, School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick.

Both events will be in English.

For more information, see the following links:

http://www.dw.com/en/why-germanys-1968-movement-has-not-failed/a-42956603

https://www.dutschke-1968.de/

http://www.dw.com/de/gretchen-dutschke-1968-worauf-wir-stolz-sein-k%C3%B6nnen/a-42932246

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