Historical Materialism 2010 NYC Program
January 14th to 16th
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., New York
Founded in 1997, the quarterly Historical Materialism (HM) journal is one of the foremost publications of critical Marxist theory in the world, known for both its breadth and its intellectual rigor. Following upon successful conferences in London and Toronto, the New York City conference – held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) – will provide a lively space for scholars and activists to critically engage theoretical, historical, and practical issues of crucial importance to the movement for a world beyond capitalism.
The conference consists of two plenary sessions focussing on the present crisis of capitalism, and six sessions of six concurrent panels dedicated to specific themes and debates. The panels have been broadly arranged into “threads” that span the conference, allowing attendants and participants to pursue a continuous trajectory of discussion beyond individual sessions (although moving between threads is also encouraged). Three of these threads have been assigned to specific rooms for the duration of the conference: “commons and communism” to room 6107, “crisis and value” to room 6417, and “internationalism and imperialism” to room 6495. Two other shorter threads are: “ecology and science” (Friday, room 6496) and “social reproduction” (parts of Friday and Saturday, room 6112). The conference is entirely self-funded and will depend on voluntary donations by attendants and participants to support the organization and running of the event. The suggested advanced online donation is $50 for waged and $20 for unwaged, and the suggested donation on the door is $60 for waged and $30 for unwaged. On-line registration can be completed at the following web address: http://www.hm2010nyc.org/registration/