Gretchen Dutschke in Limerick and Dublin, 26-28 May 1968
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 May 1968, published her own personal memoir of the student rebellion 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, an event to mark the semi-centenary of the momentous events of that year from an international perspective. For the full programme of this event and 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 organised in co-operation with the Centre for Irish-German Studies and supported by the Goethe Institut Irland.
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 6 pm. She will be introduced by Dr Joachim Fischer, Centre for Irish-German Studies.
Both events will be in English.