An International Conference on the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Karl Marx will take place in Madrid, 4-6 October 2018. Please send proposals for communications by 1 May.
On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, followers, detractors, and those who remain neutral agree that Marx has been the most influential political and social thinker of all time.
Marx has the distinction of having been not only a front-line political activist, but also an eminent economist, a distinguished historian of economics, technology, science, and politics, as well as an original philosopher, a polemicist, and a committed journalist.
In intellectual work, Marx´s drive was extremely ambitious, and almost unprecedented in the history of thought: to establish a philosophy of history, based on a solid scientific foundation, that allows for a diagnosis of the wrongs of capitalism and from which can be derived the guidelines for pragmatic, revolutionary politics.
One must not ignore the importance of his thought, and it is imperative to reconsider the figure of Karl Marx, from a perspective of his current relevance, in order to understand the challenges of the globalised world, ten years after the crisis of 2008.
On this bicentennial of his birth, the Foundation for Marxist Studies (FIM), the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens (FEC), and the transform! Network, with the collaboration of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), assume the task of organising an international conference dedicated to the study of the work of Marx and his influence on science and pragmatic contemporary politics.
Organizers: Foundation for Marxist Studies (FIM), Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens (FEC), and transform! europe
Collaborators: Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)
Supporters: Euro-Mediterranean University Institute (EMUI) of the UCM and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Conference website: www.pensarconmarxhoy.org
Central Concepts of the Conference
Proposals for communications related to any of the following areas will be accepted in Spanish or in English.
Coordinators: Antonio Antón, Thought Division of the FIM; Manuel Aragües, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Zaragoza; Francisco José Martínez, Professor of Philosophy at the UNED; José Sarrión, Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
Political Economy Focus
Coordinators: Xabier Arrizabalo, Professor of Economics at the UCM; Jorge Fonseca, Professor of Economics at the UCM; Javier Murillo, Professor of Economics at the UCM; Juan Manuel Ramírez, Professor of Economics at the UCM; Mario del Rosal, Professor of Economics at the UCM.
Coordinators: Francisco Erice, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Oviedo and Julián Sanz, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Valencia.
Production of Space Focus
City, Territory, and Power. Coordinators: Teresa Arenillas, architect and Head of the Urbanism Division of the FIM.
Communication and Culture Focus
Coordinators: Francisco Sierra, Professor of Communication Sciences at the US, and Javier Moreno, Professor of Communication Sciences at the UC3M.
Literature and Marxism Focus
Coordinators: David Becerra, Professor of Literature at the Catholic Univercity of Louvain (UCL) and Constantino Bértolo, Editor.
Science and Technology Focus
Coordinators: Emilio Criado, Researcher at the CSIC; Carmen Olalla Domínguez Godinez, Professor at the faculty of Optics and Optometry at the UCM; Alicia Durán, Researcher at the CSIC and member of the Dean´s Council of the CSIC.
State, Politics, and Society Focus
Coorinators: Fernando Harto de Vera, Professor of Political Science at the UCM; Cesar Rendueles, Professor of Sociology at the UCM; María Eugenia Rogríguez Palop, Professor of Political Philosophy at the IC3M.
Marx and Sociology Focus
Coordinators: Jaime Aja, Professor of Sociology at the University of Córdoba; Pablo López Calle, Professor of Sociology at the UCM; Begoña Marugán, Professor of Sociology at the UC3M.
Marx and Psychology Focus
Coordination: Ignacio Castien, Professor of Phychology at the UCM; Ana Lledó, Professor of Psychology at the University of Miguel Hernández; Patricia García, Professor of Psychology at the University of Málaga; Macarena Vallejo, Professor of Psychology at the Uinversity of Málaga.
Marx and Education Focus
Coordination: Rocío Anguita, Professor of Education at the University of Valladolid; Enrique Javier Díez Gutiérrez, Professor of Education at the University of León y Loles Dolz, Professor of Education.
Marx and Imperialism and Geopolitics Focus
Coordination: Heriberto Cairo, Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the UCM; Jaime Pastor, Professor of Political Science at the UNED; Eduardo Sánchez, Professor of Political Science at the UCM.
Marx and Latin America Focus
Coordination: Marcos Roitman, Professor of Sociology at the UCM.
Marx and Ecology Focus
Coordination: Carmen Madorrán, Professor of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Marx and Human Rights
Coordination: Rafael Escudero, Professor of Philosophy of law at the Carlos III University of Madrid.
In shorty, every focus group will make public an abstract or summary, an illustrative consideration of the topics that will serve to present the proposed communications.
Antonio Baylos, Professor of Law at the UCLM; Carlos Berzosa, former Dean of the UCM and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the UCM; Juan Ramón Capella, Emeritus Professor of Law at the UB; Juan José Castillo, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the UCM; Alicia Durán, Researcher at the CSIC and member of the Dean´s Council of the CSIC; Josep Fontana, Professor of History at the UPF; Montserrat Galcerán, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the UCM; Elena Hernández Sandoica, Professor of History at the UCM; Florencio Jiménez Burillo, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the UCM; Pedro Marset, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the UM; José Luis Martín Ramos, Professor of History at the UAB; Román Reyes, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the UCM; Juaquín Sempere, Professor of Sociology at the UB; Juan Trías, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the UCM.
Jaime Aja (UCO), Teresa Arenillas (FIM), David Becerra (Universidad Catholique de Louvain), Ignacio Castien (UCM), Enrique Díez (UL), Carmen Domínguez (UCM), Marga Ferré (FEC), Fernando Harto de Vera (UCM), José Daniel Lacalle (FIM), Francisco José Martínez (UNED), Javier Moreno (UC3M), Juan Manuel Ramírez Cendrero (UCM), Eduardo Sánchez Iglesias (UCM), Francisco Sierra (US), Julián Sanz (UV).
Guidelines and Calendar for Sending Communications
The proposals for communications will be adjusted to the following calendar of deadlines:
- Sending of summaries of the communications: 1 May, 2018.
- Approval of the summaries: 1 June, 2018.
- Sending of the complete texts of the communications: 1 September, 2018.
For formal guidelines for the Summaries and Communications please refer to: www.pensarconmarxhoy.org/en/job-submission/
The texts must be sent in the .doc format to the Conference at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Place of the Congress: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
Formalization of registration and fees: All participants in the Congress as communicators must formalize their registration before 15 September. The registration fee is 50 euros teaching staff, 20 euros communication of students or researchers without income and 20 euros assistants with the right to a certificate. Bank transfer in favour of the FIM, ES68 0075 0446 410600021247.
It offers the possibility – dependent confirmation – of validating the assistance for 2 ECTS credits at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).