The conference aspires to contextualize the experience of the francoist Universitary Service Work (Servicio Universitario del Trabajo) within the emergence process of youth organizations as well as other workers' initiatives in Europe. In addition, we seek to analyse its roots, its relationship with those other European ventures or with experiences like the post-war French worker priests. Finally, following the thread of the rupture of that restless youth with the social group, we will address their processes of politicization and radicalization. A phenomenon that reached its peak in the mobilizations that shook Europe at the end of the sixties, calling for the union between students and workers as protagonists of a new future that was opening up in the streets of Paris, Turin or Madrid. Those dreams turned sour soon. However, the mobilizations and desires for a more just and equitable social order provoked a far-reaching social and cultural transformation in European society without which we could hardly understand our present.
Those interested in contributing a paper will have to send an abstract of no more than 400 words to the following email address, email@example.com, by 1 March 2021, indicating the panel they want to participate. Proposals may be submitted in Spanish, English, French or Italian. Acceptance of the proposals will be communicated at due time and the final text (max. 4500 words) must be submitted by 23 April. The individual participation fee is 15 € although contributors shall be exempt from paying it. Organizers reserve the right to select some of the papers presented at the conference to be published in a future volume.
Congress Director: Miguel Ángel Ruiz Carnicer
Coordination: Carlos Domper Lasús & Daniel Canales Ciudad
Organizing Committee: Miguel Ángel Ruiz Carnicer, Javier Muñoz Soro, Nicolás Sesma, Luca La Rovere, Pilar Mera Costas, Fátima Martínez Pazos, Guillermo Sáez Marín, Carlos Domper Lasús, Federico Bellido, Daniel Canales Ciudad.