Here's the announcement:
Historical Materialism - First North American ConferenceI'm especially excited about Moishe Postone and Patrick Murray, who are, without a doubt, two of the best people to read on Marx's critique of political economy--and Patrick's a real sweetheart to boot.
April 24-26, 2008, York University, Toronto
It is with great excitement that we announce plans for the first ever North American conference sponsored by Historical Materialism: A Journal of Critical Marxist Research. While HM's annual conference in London has become a major rallying point for hundreds of people working within the traditions of historical materialism, thus far the journal has not had a comparable presence on this side of the Atlantic.
That is about to change with this major conference at York University in Toronto, April 24-26, 2008, sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Founders College.
We are now busy organizing panels and themes and attending to all the logistical details involved in hosting a large, dynamic conference of critical scholars and activists. Over the next few weeks, a conference website will be set up and announcements will go out concerning details with respect to agenda, accommodation and travel. To give you a taste of what we have in store, here is a list of just some of the more than 100 people who have accepted our invitation to present papers at the conference:
Rosemary Hennessey, Bertell Ollman, Johanna Brenner, Aijaz Ahmad, Peter Linebaugh, Joel Kovel, Deborah Cook, Giovanni Arrighi, Leo Panitch, Crystal Bartolovich, Moishe Postone, Barbara Epstein, Ato Sekyi-Otu, Bryan Palmer, Anna Agathangelou, Henry Veltmeyer, Isabella Bakker, Peter McLaren, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Greg Albo, Patrick Murray, Nancy Holmstrom, Bill Carroll, Rick Wolff, Radhika Desai, Stephen Gill, Alfredo Saad-Filho, John Saul, Christopher Phelps . . .
For further information, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or watch for HM mailings in the coming weeks. We hope to see you in Toronto in April.