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November 04, 2015
Symposium on the work of Ellen Meiksins Wood
Birkbeck, London
November 04, 2015
1.30pm - 5.00pm
Birkbeck, London
featuring Robert Brenner, David McNally, Maia Pal, Charles Post and more

To mark Verso's republication of Ellen Meiksins Wood's The Pristine Culture of Capitalism and Peasant-Citizen and Slave, Birkbeck Politics Department, the Sussex PM group and Verso are hosting a symposium to celebrate the work of this great historian and political thinker.

Ellen Meiksins Wood is a leading political theorist and one of the world’s most influential historians. Her wide-ranging and original work, covering topics which range from examinations of Athenian democracy to contemporary American imperialism, has, alongside Robert Brenner, inaugurated the 'Political Marxist' approach to history. Political Marxism is founded upon a critique of the teleology and formalism of many forms of Marxism in an attempt to rehistoricising and repoliticising the Marxist project. The influence of Ellen's distinctive work can be seen across the social sciences and has marked generations of scholars.

The symposium will contain discussions on the politics and historiography of Ellen's work from Robert Brenner, David McNally, Benno Teschke, Maia Pal, Samuel Knafo and Charles Post.

Wednesday 4th November
13:30 - 17:00
Lecture Theatre B34 Main Building,
Birkbeck, Torrington Square, London

Event is free to attend