H-Socialisms seeks Book Reviewers

H-Socialisms seeks Book Reviewers. Starting in the next months, we will post book reviews on the history, practices, and relevance of 'socialisms', past and present. Socialism has meant many things to many people, and we hope for H-Socialisms to reflect this diversity of perspectives and interests. Book topics will include religious and secular millenarianisms, populist upsurges, the traditional foci on social democracy, marxism, and anarchism, the newer independent and autonomous social movements, recent trends regarding the commons and communalization, and much more.

Call for papers: Conference on Ethiopian revolution, IISH, Amsterdam

Call for papers for the conference The Ethiopian Revolution at 40: Interpreting Social Effects and Historical Meaning at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam. Abstracts are due on July 30 and the conference takes place on November 14. For details, please visit:


Critical reflections on the work of Immanuel Wallerstein

     The formulation of world-systems analysis by US sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein is an important advance in our understanding of social dynamics.  His work merits our collective consideration as social scientists, historians, and philosophers.  I have published since March 25 a number of posts on my blog that are dedicated to themes related to Wallerstein´s work.

CFP Social Inequality, Münster/Germany, Nov. 2014

Soziale Ungleichheit im Visier. (Mediale ) Images von 'Armut' und 'Reichtum' in Ost und West (1945-heute)

Sighting Social Inequality. (Media) Images of 'Poverty' and 'Wealthiness' in East and West (1945 onwards), Münster, Germany, November 2014.

Poverty and Wealthiness are always social constructions. Politicians,
scientists and above all journalists are important public commentators
concerning the social condition in a given society. As a secondary effect,


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