Call for Papers

2019 Marx & Philosophy Society Annual Conference

19th Feb 2019

2019 Marx & Philosophy Society Annual Conference

Call for Graduate Papers

Papers are invited from graduate students for the 2019 annual conference of the Marx & Philosophy Society. The conference will be held on the 15th June 2019 at the Institute of Education in London. The topic of this year’s conference is ‘The Legacy of Georg Lukács’.

For those interested, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to Jan Kandiyali at by 10th March 2019. Accepted papers should be planned to last for 20 minutes. Submissions dealing with any aspect of Lukács work and/or its legacy will be considered.

The Society will cover travel expenses within the UK and an evening meal. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for accommodation or for travel expenses from outside the UK. 

2019 Annual Conference of the Marx & Philosophy Society

The Legacy of Georg Lukács

Saturday 15th June 2019


University College London Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, 

London WC1H 0AL

Room TBA

Keynote speakers: Michael J. Thompson, Konstantinos Kavoulakos and Agnes Heller

2019 marks the centenary anniversary of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic, a period that found Georg Lukács both as an active participant and as developing the ideas which would culminate in the collection of essays History and Class Consciousness. It is a timely commemoration in which, at present and despite international objection, the Hungarian regime of Orbán has seemingly enacted a mission to erase Lukács from collective memory. From the removal of the Lukács sculpture from Saint Stephen’s park in Budapest to, more alarmingly,the recent closure and removal of the Lukács Archives by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, it seems the fate of Lukács and his legacy hangs in the balance.