Historical Materialism ­ First North American Conferenc

by E Wayne Ross on January 30, 2008

Historical Materialism ­ First North American Conference

April 24-26, 2008, York University, Toronto

Dear friends,

It is with great excitement that we announce plans for the first ever
North American conference sponsored by Historical Materialism: A
Journal of Critical Marxist Research
. While HM’s annual conference in
London has become a major rallying point for hundreds of people working
within the traditions of historical materialism, thus far the journal
has not had a comparable presence on this side of the Atlantic. That is
about to change with this major conference at York University in
Toronto, April 24-26, 2008, sponsored by the Department of Political
Science and Founders College.

We are now busy organizing panels and themes and attending to all the
logistical details involved in hosting a large, dynamic conference of
critical scholars and activists. Over the next few weeks, a conference
website will be set up and announcements will go out concerning details
with respect to agenda, accommodation and travel .

To give you a taste of what we have in store, here is a list of just
some of the more than 100 people who have accepted our invitation to
present papers at the conference:

Rosemary Hennessey, Bertell Ollman, Johanna Brenner, Aijaz Ahmad, Peter
Linebaugh, Joel Kovel, Deborah Cook, Giovanni Arrighi, Leo Panitch,
Crystal Bartolovich, Moishe Postone, Barbara Epstein, Ato Sekyi-Otu,
Bryan Palmer, Anna Agathangelou, Henry Veltmeyer, Isabella Bakker,
Peter McLaren, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Greg Albo, Patrick Murray, Nancy
Holmstrom, Bill Carroll, Rick Wolff, Radhika Desai, Stephen Gill,
Alfredo Saad-Filho, John Saul, Christopher Phelps . . .

For further information, feel free to email hmtoronto@yahoo.com. Or
watch for HM mailings in the coming weeks. We hope to see you in
Toronto in April.