Reading Friedrich Engels in the 21st Century

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Call for Publications
December 31, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Intellectual History, Labor History / Studies, Philosophy, Political History / Studies, Political Science

Friedrich Engels was born on November 28, 1820 and should become, together with Karl Marx, one of the most influential philosophers and political thinkers of the 19th century. 200 years later his writings and ideas are still important. Therefore his impact and possible inspiration for the problems our current world is dealing with should be taken into closer consideration.

The present call for papers therefore addresses scholars (at all career stages and from all possible disciplines) working on aspects or questions related to Engels' work and ideas to submit a paper proposal (max. 300 words) and a short biography (ca. 100 words) to be considered for a volume that deals with Engels' role for the 21st century. Which of his ideas are still important and/or inspiring? Which ideas and thoughts have been missed in previous discussions. The proposals should be offering new approaches to Engels' works and how they can be connected to the essential problems of our time.

Proposals are due by December 31, 2019.

Authors will be informed about acceptance of their proposals by January 15, 2020.

The deadline for the final papers - 6,500 to 8,000 words, using footnotes (Chicago Manual of Style) - is March 31, 2020.

Proposals or queries should be sent to: 


Contact Info: 

Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob, Faculty of Social Science, Nord Universitet, Universitetsalléen 11, 8026 Bodø

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