History seminars at the IHR

Marxism in Culture

Convenors:  Matthew Beaumont, Dave Beech, Alan Bradshaw, Warren Carter, Gail Day, Steve Edwards, Larne Abse Gogarty, Esther Leslie, David Mabb, Antigoni Memou, Chrysi Papaioannou, Nina Power, Dominic Rahtz, Pete Smith, Peter Thomas & Alberto Toscano.

Contacts: For further information, please contact Larne Abse Gogarty at larne.gogarty.09@ucl.ac.uk or Chrysi Papaioannou at chrysi_p@yahoo.co.ukThe link to the web-site is http://www.marxisminculture.org.

Venue: Wolfson Room I, unless otherwise stated in the programme below.

Time: Friday, 5.30pm

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
17 October 'Anti Frieze' - An anti-celebration of Frieze week with Dave Beech and Julian Stallabrass

Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute) and Dave Beech (Chelsea College of Art and Design)

The Ullage of Luxury: the economics of the art fair
Dave Beech
Just a Luxury Good?
Julian Stallabrass


21 November Book launch for Frances Stracey,

Constructed Situations: A New History of the Situationist International (Pluto Press)

Roundtable discussion with Briony Fer (UCL), Cadence Kinsey (UCL) and Pete Smith, followed by a drinks reception in the History of Art department at UCL

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START AND LOCATION:  5-7.30 pm at UCL - Pearson G22 Lecture Theatre


28 November Aesthetics and Politics within Godard's Cinema

Jeremy Spencer (Camberwell College of Art and Design and the Open University)


12 December Marxist Irrationality: A Cultural Prospectus and Overview

Danny Hayward (Birkbeck)