Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Marxism and Revolution Today

A weekend school hosted by International Socialism journal

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2012
[[PLEASE NOTE: The University of Westminster has had to cancel our booking for due to construction work overrunning. We are therefore moving the event to the London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray's Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8UE (near Kings Cross St Pancras station) http://goo.gl/maps/VQY9h. The event is filling up, so email barcol@gmail.com to reserve your space ASAP.]]
 In 1987, Bookmarks published Revolutionary Rehearsals, a collection of essays on France 1968, Chile 1972-3, Portugal 1974-5, Iran 1978-9 and Poland 1980-1. Were a “second edition” to appear a quarter century later, what new experiences would need to be taken into account? This weekend school will explore some aspects of the revolutionary experience of the past 25 years.

Outline programme
Saturday 22 September
Registration: 10.00-10.30am
Session 1: 10.30am-12.30pm
 Introductory themes: Neil Davidson and Alex Callinicos
Session 2: 1.30-3.30pm
The Arab Spring 2011-12: Anne Alexander and Dalia Mostafa
Session 3: 4.00-6.00pm
Eastern Europe 1989 and the “colour revolutions”: Gareth Dale and Megan Trudell
Sunday 23 September
Session 4: 10.30am-12.30pm
The overthrow of Apartheid in South Africa: Claire Ceruti
Session 5: 1.30-3.30pm
Latin America, 2000-2012: Jeffery Webber and Mike Gonzales
Session 6: 4.00-6.00pm
Contemporary problems of revolutionary politics: John Rose, Jonny Jones and Colin Barker
Admission: Waged £20, Unwaged £10
For further details of the weekend school, please contact Colin Barker barcolin@gmail.com


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