Call for Papers

Leon Trotsky: life and contemporaneity – Havana, May6-8, 2019

24th Jan 2019

First International Theoretical Encounter in Havana “Leon Trotsky: life and contemporaneity.” An academic approach. A tribute to the Centenary of the Communist International.

Between May 6 and 8, 2019, the first event dedicated to the work of Leon Trotsky in Cuba will be held at the Cuban Institute of Cultural Research in Havana. It will be, therefore, a before and after in Cuban social and historical research. As it has an international character, we invite you to participate and be the protagonists of this event – no matter your trend or political affiliation – like speakers. You can send your papers to, and

Objectives of the event:

Analyze and study the work of Leon Trotsky from an academic perspective. Help to know the work and life of Leon Trotsky in Cuba from a critical analysis. To promote an academic exchange between scholars on the subject, from Cuba and from around the world.

Themes to be addressed:

Life and work of León Trotsky.

Childhood and early youth of Leon Trotsky. Leon Trotsky and Judaism. Trotsky in the revolution of 1905. Trotsky and Lenin. Trotsky and the Bolsheviks. Trotsky and the 1917 revolutions. Trotsky and Soviet power. Trotsky, the German Revolution of 1918, and its relationship with Karl Liebnecht and Rosa Luxemburg. Trotsky and the Communist International. Trotsky and the Civil War. Trotsky and oppositions in the Communist Party (Bolshevik) until 1923. Trotsky and the Left Opposition. Trotsky and the United Opposition. Trotsky and Stalin. Trotsky in the exile. Trotsky, the Communist International and the Soviet Union after 1924. Trotsky in Mexico. Trotsky and the IV International. Trotsky, art and literature. The essays and literary work of Trotsky. Trotsky and Marxism.

2. About Leon Trotsky, the history of the IV International(s) and Trotskyisms.

The narrative, dramaturgical, poetic and cinematographic work developed on Leon Trotsky. Historiography of Leon Trotsky. Critical and divergent visions about Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism. History of Trotskyism and the Fourth Internationals. Trotskyism in Latin America. Trotskyism, Cuba and the Cuban Revolution. Trotskyism and Communist Parties. The reception of Trotsky and Trotskyism in the Soviet Union and in Russia. Trotsky today in social sciences and historical research.

The articles will be receives until January, 31, 2019

The event is free.