Something to look forward to: the Second Marxism & Psychology Conference, to be held in the South next year, after a first excursion to Canada in 2010. To be more precise, the conference location will be at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Morelia, which is in Western Mexico, and the conference will take place from 9 to 12 August 2012.
From the call for papers, the following rationale for the conference: “As contemporary psychology goes through these times of crisis, revolts and protests around the world, we need to reflect again on the significance of Marxism for psychological scholarship and practice. We know that different fields of psychology have already been permeated, questioned, challenged and concerned by Marxist theory and practice during the last century. Currently several scholars and activists recognize the potential for Marxism to transform psychology. A number of them acknowledge the increasing role of Marxist theory and practice in their scientific pursuits and political activities. And many scholars make research on the historical and current positions in the intersection of Marxism with psychology. At present, however, there still are relatively few opportunities for all these people to exchange their findings and their views on this essential topic.”
The call for papers has just gone out and the website offers information about the location, travel and accommodation, and of course important dates. The one to remember is the Abstract Submission Deadline, which is 15 February 2012. Just around the corner, in other words, so get your Grundrisse from the shelf and start preparing!
The conference coordinators are David Pavón Cuéllar and Jorge Mario Flores Osorio. Their contact details are also to be found on the website.