Das Kapital at 150: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today


A one-day conference at Hofstra University celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Karl Marx’s Capital.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

We invite submissions of papers to be presented at a conference to be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, on Thursday April 6th, 2017.  We are soliciting papers from any discipline that extend and apply Marx’s analytical apparatus (including the labor theory of value) to some aspect of the crisis of global capitalism today.

Plenary Speakers:


University of Texas at Austin, Emeritus; author of Reading CapitalPolitically, 1979


Hofstra University, Emeritus; author of Caliban and the Witch, 2004


Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, New York; author of Limits to Capital, 1982

Please send a 250 word abstract by October 15th, 2016 to the conference organizers (Conrad.Herold@Hofstra.edu or Marc.L.Silver@Hofstra.edu).  Include your name, an e-mail address, and a brief biographical statement.  We anticipate including selected papers in a published anthology.  We are prepared to extend the length of the conference into the weekend of April 7th to 9th, should submissions so warrant.

Sponsored by The Hofstra University Cultural Center

Conference Co-directors:

Conrad Herold, Department of Economics

Marc Silver, Department of Sociology

Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York

The PDF version of this call for papers for the conference on Marx’s Capital at Hofstra University is here: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Community/culctr/Marx_Critique_Call_for_Papers.pdf