150th Anniversary of Capital: Talk, Workshop presentations, and Discussion

CSE Trans-Pennine working group 150th Anniversary of Capital

Talks, workshop presentations, and discussions

All welcome


12th of May, from 1 to 5.

University of York, Room D/L/036, that is Derwent Colleague, Block L; Room 036; for campus map see: https://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/


1 to 2:

Werner Bonefeld (York): Capital vol. I, chaps. 1.1, 1.4, 4, 23 and 24.1  and 24.2

2.30 to 3.30:

Tom Houseman (Leeds Beckett): Making sense of capitalism: Marx, rationalism and the compulsion to critique

4 to 5:

Ana Dinerstein (Bath): Connecting the new and the old ‘labour’ struggles: Marxism, social reproduction and concrete utopia.




Trans-Pennine in York – Feb 5th 2016

After a long hiatus, we are pleased to announce that we have scheduled two meetings of the CSE’s Transpennine Working Group for this term. It would be great to see you all there, if you can make it.

2-4pm, Friday 5th February: Daniel Bin (University of Brasilia), “Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Dispossessions”, Room ARC/112 Focus Room 2, York University. PDF here:


Full details for March to follow but 2-4pm, Friday 4th March: Ilias Alami (University of Manchester), “Post-Crisis Capital Controls in Developing and Emerging Countries: Regaining Policy Space?”, University of Manchester.


next TPWG: May 23 Nina Power in York

Hi all

We’re very pleased to announce the next TWPG meeting:

Nina Power (Roehampton)

‘Work, Anti-Work and Social Reproduction’

2-4 pm, Friday 23rd May, York University

Meeting room TBC

Change to O’Kane TP schedule

Chris O’Kane’s Trans-Pennine seminar has moved date and venue.Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

It will now take place on April 25th and will be in the Beech Grove House seminar room at the University of Leeds from 2pm.
Chris O’Kane (Sussex) ‘Reification and Crisis’.


March 19 Vivek Chibber ‘Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital’, Manchester

March 19 Vivek Chibber ‘Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital’, Manchester

Wednesday 19 March Zochonis Lecture Theatre A, 15:30 – 17:00.
Professor Vivek Chibber (New York University) ‘Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital’.

A provocative intellectual assault on the Subalternists’ foundational work.

Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition, Vivek Chibber offers the most comprehensive response yet to postcolonial theory. Focusing on the hugely popular Subaltern Studies project, Chibber shows that its foundational arguments are based on a series of analytical and historical misapprehensions. He demonstrates that it is possible to affirm a universalizing theory without succumbing to Eurocentrism or reductionism.

Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital promises to be a historical milestone in contemporary social theory.

All welcome

Supported by the Manchester Global Political Economy Research Cluster, the Manchester Political Economy Institute, and the CSE Trans-Pennine Working Group.

March 2014 TP meeting

We’re delighted to be able to confirm that our March meeting will feature Vivek Chibber who will be talking about his recent Verso book Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. The talk will take place in Manchester (room to be confirmed) on the afternoon of Wednesday March 19th. All welcome

Trans-Pennine events for 2014

April 25th 2014 (TBC)
Trans-Pennine awayday in Birmingham

May 2nd 2014
Chris O’Kane (Sussex) ‘Reification and Crisis’ in York.

May 23rd 2014
Nina Power (Roehampton) ‘Work and anti-work ideas’ in York.

July 1st 2014
South Atlantic Quarterly Rountable featureing Ana Dinerstein, Greig Charnock, Werner Bonefeld in Manchester.

Future TPWG events

May 2nd 2014 Chris Okane (Sussex) ‘Reification and Crisis’ at York.

May 23rd 2014 Nina Power (Roehampton) ‘Work and anti-work ideas’ at Leeds (TBC).

November TPWG: Greig Charnock & Tom Purcell, The Limits to Capital in Spain.

Next TPWG:

November 22nd Leeds, 2pm. Venue TBC>

Greig Charnock (Manchester) & Tom Purcell (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) The Limits to Capital in Spain.

CSE Annual General Meeting London Oct 26th 2013

CSE Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 26 October 2013
Conway Hall
B Russell room
Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL
noon start.
All members or interested parties are welcome to attend and participate.