Thursday, 15 November 2012

Eric Hobsbawm - A Tribute

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) – A Tribute

Saturday 8th December

University of Brighton
10-11 Pavilion Parade
Brighton BN2 1RA
“Human beings are not efficiently designed for a capitalist system of production.”
Age of Extremes (1994), p.414

“The imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people.”
Nations and Nationalism Since 1780 (1990), p.143

Bandits, Rebels and Resistance * Marx and the Historical Imaginary * Jazz and the Sounds of the Subaltern * History in Theory and Theory in History * Culture, Biography and Politics * Socialism, Communism and Labour History * Industry, Empire and Revolution * Long and Short Centuries * Education, Activism and the Academy

Alex Callinicos, Mark Perryman, Eileen Yeo, Stuart Laing, Patricia McManus, Louise Purbrick, Paddy Maguire, Mark Erickson, Tom Hickey, Lucy Robinson, Mark Abel

 This one-day symposium is dedicated to the work and the life of Eric Hobsbawm as a tribute from some of the many who have benefited from his insights and collegiality, in their work as historians and as activists for a better world. It is hosted by the ‘Politics, Aesthetics, Philosophy’ group in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton. Admission is free but places can be booked in advance via

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