World History and Historical Materialism

CFP: a conference in Winnipeg, March 2009

An International Conference at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada)
March 12-14, 2009

Call for Papers

The field of World History has been a growing area of scholarship and education over the last three decades. In focusing on the global impact and implications of colonialism, imperialism, the mercantile and industrial revolutions, as well as revolutionary resistance from the early-modern period to the present, World History provides a framework for understanding international capitalism, contemporary politics, and the relationship between economic systems and the dynamics of diverse societies.

This conference will examine the relationship between the historical roots of World History and its contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions. We invite paper submissions on a range of topics related to World History and Historical Materialism and encourage papers on the following themes:
  • Class and Global Developments
  • Authoritarian Capitalism and Human Rights
  • Empire, Imperialism, and Neo-colonialism
  • Political Economy of Gender and Sexuality in Global Contexts
  • Revolution and World History
  • History of Communism and the International Left
  • Postcolonialism, Eurocentrism and the Politics of World History
  • Global Finance and Neo-Imperialism
  • Race and Racism in World History
  • Labor, Work, and the History of Migration
  • Democratic and Popular Resistance to Global Capitalism
Confirmed Plenary Speakers: [...]