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The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967–1969: Conference program online!


The program of the three-day conference includes well over twenty national and international scholars, poets and musicians.

After extensive planning, the program of the conference is online over at hippie-conference.unibas.ch. Here is the short version:

Thursday, 12 September 2019

11:00–12:30 INTRO Philipp Schweighauser, Christian Hänggi and Peter Price set off the conference.

14:00–15:45 MUSIC Shintaro Miyazaki, Jamie Allen and Martin Schäfer on electronic psychedelia, sound and Bob Dylan.

16:00–17:30 SPIRITUALITY Sangam MacDuff, Andreas Beer and Stefan Benz on Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Robert Pirsig and Diane di Prima.

The Ups and Downs of Hippie, 1967–1969: Three Years in the Universe (keynote lecture by Ed Sanders), followed by poetry readings by Anne Waldman and Andrew Shields and Grateful Dead covers by Dead Dreams.

Friday, 12 September 2019

11:00–12:30 DRUGS Neil Forsyth, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet and Tyler Burba on LSD, psychedelics and getting high.

14:00–15:50 FILM Ania Mauruschat, Glen W. Norton, Nina Zimnik and Scott Loren on Easy Rider, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda, Inherent Vice and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

16:10–17:10 CZECHOSLOVAKIA Nataša Pavković and Josef Rauvolf on the Czechoslovak hippie, communes and the underground movement.

Sixties Kinetics (keynote lecture by Anne Waldman), followed by poetry readings and songs by Ed Sanders and Tyler Burba.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

11:00–12:30 RESONANCES Andrew Shields, Alexander Kappe and Pius Vögele on The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa and Sun Ra.

14:00–15:30 AROUND THE WORLD Sofia Baliño, Stephan Scheuzger and Regina Wecker on San Francisco, Mexico and Switzerland.

15:45–16:30 ONWARD! Christian Arnsperger on the prolonged rebirth of the hippie.

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