British academy

CONFERENCE

Marxist Historiography: Alive, Dead, or Moribund?

Saturday 13 November 2004, 9.15am – 7.00pm
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

A conference jointly sponsored by the British Academy and Past & Present



PROGRAMME

Morning

9.15

Registration and coffee

9.45

Introduction by Lord Runciman, President of the British Academy

10.00

Property and Progress: Where Adam Smith Went Wrong
Professor Robert Brenner, Director of the Centre for Social Theory and Comparative History, University of California (Los Angeles)

10.45

Coffee

11.15

Discussion

11.45

Marxism and its 'Others'
Professor Catherine Hall, Department of History, University College London

12.30

Discussion

Afternoon

12.45

Lunch

2.00

Marxism and Ancient History from 1968 to the Present
Professor Andrea Giardina, University of Rome

2.45

Discussion

3.00

What has Marxism Done for Medieval History, and What Can it Still Do?
Professor Chris Wickham, Professor of Early Medieval History, University of Birmingham

3.45

Discussion

4.00

Tea

4.30

Marxist History or Communist History? The Purpose of Marx's Concept of History
Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, Director of the Centre for History and Economics, King's College, University of Cambridge

5.15

Discussion

5.30

Afterword
Professor Eric Hobsbawm, Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History, Birkbeck, University of London

6.00-7.00

Drinks reception