CfP: Spaces of Capital (Conference), Spaces of Resistance, Toronto, May 11-13, 2012
Historical Materialism Conference “SPACES OF CAPITAL, SPACES OF RESISTANCE” Toronto, Canada May 11-13, 2012 (Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2012)

Following on the successes of the two previous North American Historical Materialism Conferences at York University (2008 and 2010), we are pleased to issue a call for papers for our third conference. In light of the continuing instability of global capitalism and the mounting resistances from Egypt to the Occupy Movement, our over-riding theme will be “Spaces of Capital, Spaces of Resistance.” But we welcome all contributions that contribute to critical knowledge on the activist and scholarly Left and the development of historical materialism as a living research program. We specifically welcome papers dealing with The Spaces of Power; Critical Theory and the Politics of Liberation; Capital and its Discontents; Modes and Movements of Resistance.

We welcome individual submissions as well as panel proposals. For individual papers, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words. Panel organizers should submit a 100-word panel abstract along with individual paper abstracts of no more than 250-words for each paper to be presented as part of the panel. We will formulate the conference itinerary based upon the broad themes generated through the submission process. Proposals will be accepted until January 15, 2012 by email to We apologize, but cannot accommodate requests to present on specific days, so please be prepared to attend the full three days of the conference.

Date: 2011-10-28