Seminar: Communism And Changing Political Allegiance

March 24, 2008

Communism And Changing Political Allegiance: The Complex Lives of Activists

University of Leicester
(Ken Edwards Building, Seminar Room 528)

Friday 28 March 2008

Draft programme:

Registration and Welcome

Francis KING (Socialist History Society), ‘Forty Years of Heresy: the intellectual odyssey of Vladimir Bazarov’

Peter ACKERS (Loughborough), ‘The Intellectual Formation of Professor Hugh Clegg: From Communism to social-democracy and industrial relations pluralism’

Reiner TOSSTORFF (Cardiff), ‘Alexander Dridzo-Lozovsky: the international leader by chance’

Christian HOGSBJERG (Leeds), ‘Trotsky’s Lieutenant: The Early Marxism of C.L.R. James’

Buffet Lunch

Neil REDFERN (Manchester Metropolitan), ‘Michael Shapiro: Dissident and Conformist’

Stephen HOPKINS (Leicester), ‘Jorge Semprun: A Spanish Red’s difficult relationship with communism’

Conference Registration: £10 (Includes tea/coffee and buffet lunch)

This is the third in a series of seminars devoted to European communist life-histories (the others took place at Manchester in March 2007, and at Glamorgan in September 2007). Further details available from S. Hopkins, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester;