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Historical Materialism

Research in Critical Marxist Theory

Twelfth Annual Conference

The HM 2015 Twelfth Annual Conference 'The Old is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born:States, Strategies, Socialisms' will take place in SOAS, Central London, between Novenber 5th and November 8th

Call for Papers is now out,

Submissions open! Extended deadline June 1 (LAST EXTENSION)

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Please note: the HM conference is not a conventional academic conference but rather a space for discussion, debate and the launching of collective projects. We therefore discourage "cameo appearances" and encourage speakers to participate in the whole of the conference. We also strongly urge all speakers to take out personal subscriptions to the journal.

Organised in collaboration with the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Committee and Socialist Register


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Subscribe at a discounted rate to Volume 23 (2015) before 1 February 2015.

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Conference Poster

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Journal Cover

The Journal

Historical Materialism is a Marxist journal, appearing four times a year, based in London. Founded in 1997, it asserts that, notwithstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena, with an eye to their overhaul. In our selection of materials, we do not favour any one tendency, tradition or variant. Marx demanded the ‘merciless criticism of everything that exists’: for us that includes Marxism itself.

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