In recognition of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday, this workshop reflects on his thought and its diverse legacies, the affinities and tensions between Marxism and other social movements around the globe, and the possible relevance of either Marx or Marxism in the 21st century. Topics and panelists include “Marx from a Postcolonial Capital,” Indrani Chatterjee,
Professor of History; “Marx, Texas and the Civil War,” James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government; “Marx and the Leap into Blackness,” Minkah Makalani, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies; and “Two Scenarios: Russian Translations of Marx on the Page and on the Screen,” Joan Neuberger; Professor of History, and Editor of Not Even Past. The moderator will be Tracie Matysik, Associate Professor of History.
The event is sponsored by the University of Texas Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; International Relations and Global Studies; Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History
Location: University of Texas, Garrison Hall (GAR 4.100), Austin