The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on the theme of May 1968, which will appear on the fiftieth anniversary of these events. We welcome research that offers new interpretations of the events of the spring of 1968 but also work that examines in new ways the relationship of May 1968, broadly conceived, to developments before and after and that situates May 1968 in relation to developments in postwar France and around the world. Many questions about May 1968 remain unasked or unanswered. Authors may wish to consider some of the questions posed here, but they are encouraged to pose new questions that open up discussion of May 1968.

What do we learn about French politics and culture by comparing 1968 in France to 1968 elsewhere? What was the May 1968 of those who lived it...

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