What’s New – 5th September 2022

5th Sep 2022

– Introducing “Marxism in our Time”, a new initiative from the Deutscher Prize:
Featuring interviews with all the authors that made the 2020 shortlist. The first three episodes are now available to stream on iTunes, Spotify, and PodBean. In our latest episode, committee member Alex Colas is joined by Maïa Pal to discusses themes from Pal’s 2020 book, Jurisdictional Accumulation: An Early Modern History of Law, Empires, and Capital. Thanks to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for helping to fund this initiative:

Call for papers (please circulate): Early encounters with coal: Retrieving views from below.

– New Book Announcement: Walter Benjamin and the Critique of Political Economy – A New Historical Materialism.

– Walt Whitman and His Caribbean Interlocutors: José Martí, C.L.R. James, and Pedro Mir By Rafael Bernabe. Buy from Haymarket Books directly at a 30% discount:

– The Workers’ Movement and the National Question in Ukraine, 1897-1918, by Marko Bojcun. Buy from Haymarket Books directly at a 30% discount:

– Revolutionary Social Democracy: Working-Class Politics Across the Russian Empire (1882-1917), by Eric Blanc. Buy from Haymarket Books directly at a 30% discount:

– What’s happening to cultural studies? Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH), University of Brighton, 14th-16th September, 2022. All welcome to this free online event. The full programme and the registration link can be found at the following website:

– The Zoom Group to read Capital volume 3 by Karl Marx was proud to host Chris Arthur, on 7 August 2022, discussing the treatment of the ‘transformation problem’ in his new book – “The Spectre of Capital – Idea and Reality” (Brill 2022). The video recording can be accessed on the link below:

– MERDE ALORS! An interdisciplinary conference on Excrement – Past, Present, and Future – SOAS – October 2023

– The special issue on “Sexualities and Critiques of Capital” of the journal Women, Gender & Research is out. All texts are open access.

– IS History Project, This project aims to capture the experiences of members of the Socialist Review Group (SRG) and the International Socialists (IS) from the founding of the SRG to 1977 when IS became the Socialist Workers Party (the SRG changed its name to the International Socialists in 1962).Please get in touch with us at if you’d like to be involved either as an interviewee or interviewer.

– In May 2022, the LSE Middle East Centre organised a conference exploring how the Italian Marxist intellectual Antonio Gramsci’s work can help make sense of our contemporary moment in the region, which has been marked by a significant expansion in resistance and uprising. You can listen to all three keynote lectures from the conference below! These include presentations by Patrizia Manduchi, GramsciLab-University of Cagliari; Alia Mossallam, EUME, Transregional Forum, Berlin and Sunaina Maira, University of California, Davis.

– Marxism Translated: New Interview with Green Left Australia

– Watch “Memorial Meeting: Remembering Aijaz Ahmad” on YouTube