Call for Papers

Historical Materialism Barcelona 2019 – extended deadline

19th Feb 2019

The first Historical Materialism conference in Barcelona will take place next June (27th to the 30th). The conference entitled “Thinking emancipation. Radicalities and Social Movements in a Polarised World” aims to bring together activists and academics. Abstracts can be submitted in English, Spanish and Catalan.


We have just extended the CfP deadline to the 31st March. Also, there are specific guidelines for each stream, which can be found here:



We invite researchers and activists to submit proposals for papers and/or panels to make this conference possible. The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2019.


In order to be able to group the debates, the conference will be organised around the following working topics:


1. Popular movements history, historical memory and antifascism

2. Feminism, LGBTQI

3. Ecology, territory and the rural world

4. Economics, globalisation and financialisation

5. Resistances, strategies, movements, and the politics of the common

6. New cultural and artistic practices and criticisms

7. Power, sovereignty, State and democracy

8. Classes, new subjects and new forms of exploitation

9. Law, social control, the penal state and violences

10. The city and urban space

11. Education and the university

12. Migrations, racism and postcolonialism

However, besides these themes, we also invite submissions on any other subject. Anything related to emancipation is welcome. We want to talk about everything; theoretical debates and practical experiences. We encourage the submission of papers on original topics or with original takes on classical topics.