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Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society

Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society

A series of three free public lectures as part of The University of Manchester’s international conference exploring Marxism and civil society

8 June 2017 — 10 June 2017

8-10 June 2017, Wars of Position @ People's History Museum

Time 10:30 - 16:40

Duration 6 hours 10 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

Join the University of Manchester for a series of three free public lectures as part of their international conference exploring Marxism and civil society.  A limited number of free tickets for each of the keynote lectures are available for PHM visitors:

  • Thurs 8 June, 10.30am – 12.00pm
    Communism and civil society: the negation of the negation?
    Kevin Morgan, Professor of Politics and Contemporary History, The University of Manchester
  • Fri 9 June, 3.20pm – 4.50pm
    The Actuality of Revolution
    Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York
  • Sat 10 June, 3.20pm – 4.50pm
    Neil Faulkner, archaeologist and historian, his books include A Marxist History of the World: from Neanderthals to Neoliberals

This international and interdisciplinary conference is at once historically grounded and part of contemporary debates on the left.  It brings together: analysis of the theory and practice of 20th century Marxist parties in relation to civil society; analysis of contemporary left formations’ approaches to civil society; analysis of the ‘idea’ of communism today and the relevance or obsolescence of ‘the party’ in the 21st century.

The conference is part of the AHRC funded project, Wars of Position: Communism and Civil Society led by Dr Ben Harker at The University of Manchester and run in collaboration with the People’s History Museum.

AHRCThe University of Manchester



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Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk