Deadline for Submissions: March 18th, 11:59 EST

The organizational committee of HM | IRI Conference 2024 can be reached at:

Please note that individual papers and panels should include:

  1. Names of participants with e-mails and affiliations, and clear indication of a corresponding author where there is more than one participant

  2. Title of paper or panel – In the case of a paper an abstract of no longer than 300 words. In the case of panels, an overarching description of 300 words and as relevant, abstracts for individual papers.

Partial submissions may be rejected if they are incomplete.

We still believe that this particular format of the in-person conference offers a unique and irreplaceable form that brings together comrades, enables discussion, helps the dissemination of new and original research, creates research networks and communities, and builds solidarity. This is why we will not normally accept online presentations. We would also note that we do engage in online broadcasts and podcasts all year round for such sessions.

As in the past, the conference ethos is strictly egalitarian. This means everyone is invited to contribute in a comradely spirit, the conference is open to all currents of critical Marxist theory and we expect all presenters to attend the entire conference, not just their own session (with no ‘cameo appearances’). The conference is an important part of the broader Historical Materialism and Institute for the Radical Imagination project and we want to encourage all conference participants to get involved with these different organizations, for example by submitting their conference paper to the journal.

This conference is organised under the aegis of Historical Materialism and the Institute for the Radical Imagination.