Gaza: 7 October in Historical Perspective

By Gilbert Achcar   Seven months after Hamas’s Al-Aqsa Flood attack across the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip on 7 October 2023, the provisional balance-sheet is daunting. A provisional balance-sheet According to the available figures, on 7 October 1,143 mostly Israeli persons were killed—767 civilians, among whom 36 children and 71 foreigners, and 376 military

Post-Capitalism Stream Call for Abstracts – Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference

Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference  Countering the Plague: Forces of Reaction and War and How to Fight Them  7-10 November 2024, SOAS, Russell Square, Central London Deadline for abstracts: Friday 31 May 2024  Submit paper or panel proposals here For inquiries contact: conference@historicalmaterialism.org https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/ The need to fight against authoritarian, right-wing, militarist politics at

Marxist-Feminist Stream Call for Abstracts – Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference

Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference  Countering the Plague: Forces of Reaction and War and How to Fight Them  7-10 November 2024, SOAS, Russell Square, Central London Deadline for abstracts: Friday 31 May 2024  Submit paper or panel proposals here For inquiries contact: conference@historicalmaterialism.org https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/   In 2024, all societies are connected to war, its

Historical Materialism London 2024: Postgraduate Conference Invitation

This year, we are excited to announce the inaugural postgraduate pre-conference scheduled for November 6th, preceding the annual London Historical Materialism conference at SOAS, which runs from November 7th to the 10th. The journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory organises the London conference, which is the largest academic Marxist conference in the world,

Marina Vishmidt, 1976-2024

(Photo: Barbara Herrenkind)   After a long illness, our comrade Marina Vishmidt left us on Friday. Her many friends and collaborators are devastated. Historical Materialism sends all our love and solidarity to her partner Danny Hayward. Marina was an energetic and inventive writer on art and capital, gender and social reproduction, finance and media, and

Marxism and Culture Stream Call for Abstracts – Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference

Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference  Countering the Plague: Forces of Reaction and War and How to Fight Them  7-10 November 2024, SOAS, Russell Square, Central London Deadline for abstracts: Friday 31 May 2024  Submit paper or panel proposals here For inquiries contact: conference@historicalmaterialism.org https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/ In neither form, content, nor tendency are the arts and

Sexuality and Political Economy Stream Call for Abstracts: Strategies for Free and Emancipatory Sexualities

Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference Countering the Plague: Forces of Reaction and War and How to Fight Them Sexuality and Political Economy Stream Call for Abstracts:  Strategies for Free and Emancipatory Sexualities  7-10 November 2024, SOAS, Russell Square, Central London Deadline for abstracts: Friday 31 May 2024  Submit paper or panel proposals here  For inquiries contact: conference@historicalmaterialism.org  https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/ HM

Western Marxism Stream Call for Abstracts – Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference

Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference Countering the Plague: Forces of Reaction and War and How to Fight Them 7-10 November 2024, SOAS, Russell Square, Central London Deadline for abstracts: Friday 31 May 2024 Submit paper or panel proposals here For inquiries contact: conference@historicalmaterialism.org    https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/   Ever since the publication of Perry Anderson’s seminal work “Considerations on Western Marxism” in

Workers’ Inquiry Stream Call for Abstracts – Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference

Twenty-First Annual Historical Materialism London Conference Countering the Plague: Forces of Reaction and War and How to Fight Them  7-10 November 2024, SOAS, Russell Square, Central London Deadline for abstracts: Friday 31 May 2024  Submit paper or panel proposals here For inquiries contact: editors@notesfrombelow.org conference@historicalmaterialism.org https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/ Notes from Below is hosting the “Workers’ Inquiry” stream