Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Panel Discussion: "Karl Marx at 200"

Tue, February 20, 2018 | GAR 4.100

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

One of the great historical ironies is that Karl Marx was never really a “Marxist” – the label only affixing itself to an organized revolutionary and philosophical project after his death.  If Marxism became synonymous with a hardened ideology and state form in the twentieth century, it did so while obscuring many dimensions of Marx’s writings, including its more open-ended tendencies.  At the same time, it tended to reproduce the more Eurocentric presuppositions of his thought.  In recognition of the 200th anniversary of 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 twenty-first century.

Featured panelists include:

"Marx from a Postcolonial Capital"
Indrani Chatterjee
Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

"Marx, Texas and the Civil War"
James K. Galbraith
Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin

"Marx and the Leap into Blackness"
Minkah Makalani
Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies
University of Texas at Austin

"Two Scenarios: Russian Translations of Marx on the Page and on the Screen"
Joan Neuberger

Professor of History, and Editor, Not Even Past
University of Texas at Austin

Tracie Matysik, moderator
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

To RSVP to attend, please email cmeador@austin.utexas.edu.

Sponsored by: 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

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