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Watch Capital.150 Conference Online

Marx Capitalism

The Department of European and International Studies (School of Politics & Economics, King's College London), along with the blog, organised a major international conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s text Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. The Capital.150: Marx’s 'Capital' Today  conference took place on 19-20 September, 2017. 

It attracted from around the world some of the leading scholars and research networks in the field. There were lively debates among speakers and audience on the roots of the global economic and financial crisis, contemporary imperialism, and the prospects of global capitalism. David Harvey and Michael Roberts debated how to map the terrain of anti-capitalist struggles in the plenary of the evening of September 19. The same topic re-emerged throughout the conference as participants investigated the nature of the present political conjuncture and the prospects for the labour movement.

All the sessions are available to watch on YouTube at the links below:

 Session One - Crises (

  • Guglielmo Carchedi (University of Amsterdam, author of Frontiers of Political Economy and Behind the Crisis, in absentia)
  • Rolf Hecker (Director of the Berliner Verein zur Förderung der MEGA-Edition and editor of Marx’s Book of Crisis of 1857, MEGAIV/14)
  • Paul Mattick Jr (Adelphi University, author of forthcoming Theory as Critique: Essays on Capital)
  • Ben Fine (SOAS, co-author of Marx’s Capital)

Session Two - Imperialism (

Session Three - Mapping the Terrain of Anti-Capitalist Struggles (

Session Four - The Future of Capital (

Session Five - Labour and Beyond (