Category Call for Papers

cfp: Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions Workshop

Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions Workshop There are three prevailing wisdoms about Communists and the Comintern and the National and Racial Questions. The first is that the Comintern was a monolithic organization, in which members were loyal to Moscow first and had no time for legitimate nationalist or anti-racist […]

cfp: The Red and the Black

Call for Papers: The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Keynote speaker: Professor Winston James, University of California, Irvine. With special […]

call for papers: Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society, International Conference, Manchester, June 2017

Call for Papers Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society International Conference, Manchester, UK, 8-10 June 2017 Key-note speakers Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York. Author of books including Crowds and Party (2016), The Communist Horizon (2011), Democracy and other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009) Stathis Kouvelakis, Reader in Political […]

cfp: British Communism and Commitment

Call for Papers: British Communism and Commitment Day-school, 9th June 2016. Manchester ‘I am not ready to join the party’, wrote the novelist Harold Heslop to leading CPGB party theoretician, Rajani Palme Dutt in 1936, recognising the forbidding level of activism expected. The mandatory Communist hyper-commitment repelled potential recruits and actual members alike, especially in […]

Contributors sought for new Comintern biographical dictionary

Massimo Repetto of the Archivio Biografico del Movimento Operaio is seeking contributors to provide short (max 10.000 characters) biographies of British participants in the first four congresses of the Comintern.  Details of the project are provided below and prospective contributors are invited to contact Lynette Cawthra (lynette.cawthra@wcml.org.uk) who is helping to collate the entries and can […]

call for papers: “A Global Party. The French Communist Party in a Transnational Perspective (1917-1991)”

A Global party the French Communist Party in a Transnational Perspective (1917-1991)   Call for papers University of Burgundy, 25rd-27th May, 2016 This international conference is organized by the ANR PAPRIK@2F Research project (Agence nationale de la Recherche: Portail Archives Politiques Recherches Indexation Komintern et Fonds Français), supported by the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme […]

Call for papers: The International Echoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution (1918-1990)

Title: The International Echoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution (1918-1990) Location: Switzerland, University of Lausanne, Géopolis (Room: 2227) Date: 14-16 September 2016 Organising Committee: J-F Fayet (Univ. of Lausanne) – Stéfanie Prezioso (Univ. of Lausanne) – Kevin Morgan (Univ. of Manchester) – Norman Laporte (Univ. of South Wales) Scientific Committee: Dr. Marco Albeltaro […]