Engels in Eastbourne – international conference

(image provided courtesy of Nic Watts)

Engels in Eastbourne – International conference  to be held to commemorate the 175th anniversary of The Communist Manifesto at the View Hotel in Eastbourne 1-3 June 2023, with the support of the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton [originally postponed from June 2020 due to Covid-19]

Keynote speakers:

Terrell Carver, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol

Helena Sheehan, Professor Emeritus at Dublin City University

Engels in Eastbourne will see papers delivered from a range of academics and activists relating to Engels’s life, work and intellectual and political legacy – please find the latest programme and booklet of abstracts available to download from here:


Engels in Eastbourne abstract booklet

Our keynote speakers:

Terrell Carver is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol. He has degrees from Columbia University and the University of Oxford, and has held visiting appointments in the USA, Australia, Japan and China. He has published widely on Marx, Engels and Marxism, including Friedrich Engels: His Life and Thought (re-issued for a 30th anniversary edition) and Engels Before Marx (2020), a ‘Palgrave Pivot’.

Helena Sheehan is Emeritus Professor at Dublin City University, and has academic interests in philosophy, the history of Marxism and media studies. She is the author of works including Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History and Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism

Registration is now open – to register for the conference please go to  https://delegate.brighton.ac.uk/EngelsinEastbourne2023  – there are flexible day tickets as well – Prices range from £40 to £80 for the whole conference, and £15 to £30 for individual days.  There is an optional conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 1 June, a special performance by legendary radical folk singer David Rovics on the evening of Friday 2 June and a guided tour of ‘radical Eastbourne’ on the afternoon of Saturday 3 June for those attending the conference.

Please register by 30 May 2023 if possible thank you.

For more information on the conference please email engels2020@brighton.ac.uk or contact Cathy Bergin c.j.bergin@brighton.ac.uk or Christian Høgsbjerg c.hogsbjerg@brighton.ac.uk

The conference is supported by the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton