Verso Books is a proud Co-Sponsor of this year’s Historical Materialism New York Conference: “Resurgent Radicalisms in a Polarizing World.” The conference will be held April 21-23 at NYU and will bring together hundreds of radical scholars in conversation and debate on some of the most pressing questions posed today by social movements and Marxist theory. More information about the location and registration is available here.
Panels presented by Verso
Saturday, April 22nd, 2:30-4:00pm
Defeat, Melancholy and Disappointment on the Left
The centenary of the Russian Revolution offers an opportunity to reflect on paths not taken by the Left, and the melancholy that emerges from our historic defeats. This panel suggests that reckoning with our collective past is a precondition to thinking the content of communism today.
Sunday, April 23rd 11:45-1:15 pm
Symposium on Clyde Woods's Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta
Three leading scholars of racial capitalism return to Clyde Woods’ remarkable study of capitalist development in the Mississippi Delta, and the novel epistemologies the region’s black working class forged in struggle.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2:30-4:00pm
Roundtable On the Housing Question
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, 'the housing question’ was a vital part of socialist organizing, even if it remained under-theorized. As fights over gentrification continue to escalate, we bring together activists and academics from New York and DC to discuss the housing question in the twenty-first century American city.
Take Back the Bronx
Crown Heights Tenants Union
Panels featuring Verso authors
Saturday, April 22nd
How to be an Anticapitalist in the 21st Century
Erik Olin Wright
Discussant: Peter Bratsis
Roundtable on Training Political Cadre: Historical Lessons and Currents Methods
A Dialogue on The Politics of Ecological Crisis
Roundtable on Prisons, Policing, and the Racial Capitalist State in Crisis
Ecological Struggle: imperatives and Interrogations
The Political Economy of Money and Crisis
Discussant: Anwar Shaikh
Symposium on The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left
The Crisis of Bourgeois Politics
Cosponsored by Salvage
Race, Repetition, Rebellion: The Political Economy of Surplus
Sunday, April 23
Shop floor Struggles: The Forgotten Abode of Socialist Strategy
Cosponsored by Catalyst
Critical Geopolitics Today
Lorenzo Fusaro and Beatriz Marcos
The International Women's Strike and the Anticapitalist Feminist Movement
Please note that all times are preliminary and subject to change before the conference. Registration is required to attend Historical Materialism 2017. You can register at hmny.org. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.