2016 Autumn Program for the Sussex PM Group

Thursday, 20th of October (13h-15h): Pedro Lucas Dutra Salgado (Sussex), ‘International Historical Sociology and the Problem of Geopolitical Agency – The Case of Brazilian State Formation’. Venue: Freeman Center – F39 (University of Sussex). Thursday 24th of November (13h-15h): Workshop on ‘International Historical Method’. Readings and venue to be determined. Thursday, 8th of December: Michael McIntyre…

2016 Spring Program for the Sussex PM Group

Fri, 11 March: Frido Wenten (SOAS), ‘Workingman’s Death? Workers’ Agency and the Convergence/Divergence Debate’. Fri, 15 April: Book-Discussion: Alex Anievas & Kerem Nisancioglu (2015), How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism (Pluto Press) Fri, 6 May: Adrienne Roberts (University of Manchester), jointly organised with CGPE, Gendered States of Punishment and Welfare: Feminist…

Symposium on the work of Ellen Meiksins Wood

November 04, 2015 Birkbeck, London Symposium on the work of Ellen Meiksins Wood featuring Robert Brenner, Samuel Knafo, David McNally, Maia Pal, Charles Post and Benno Teschke To mark Verso’s republication of Ellen Meiksins Wood‘s The Pristine Culture of Capitalism and Peasant-Citizen and Slave, Birkbeck Politics Department, the Sussex PM group and Verso are hosting a symposium to celebrate the work of…

Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens

With the most sincere of apologies from the website administrators for a slight delay in posting––we are happy to present the newest monograph from our colleague Larry Patriquin at Nipissing University: Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). This new volume examines social property relations and democracy in Ancient Athens, marking a…

New PM meeting: Stefano Sgambati on ‘The Significance of Money’

New PM meeting on Thursday, 6 March, 3-5pm. Stefano Sgambati will present on ‘The Significance of Money: A Critique of Ingham’s Sociology’. The meeting will be in Silverstone building room 309 (campus map). Stefano has recently completed his PhD in Sociology at Università Federico II, Naples (Italy). His research focuses on the semiotics of money and…