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Readers may well have registered the death of the historian Eric Hobsbawn earlier this year. Some colleagues from Sussex and Brighton universities, and from Kings College, have organised a tribute event for this December (Saturday 8th) to celebrate and commemorate his work.

Details are copied below. Please print and display as appropriate, bring to the notice of interested students, and forward to any relevant academic or other lists.

The event is free to staff and students, and to residents of Brighton and elsewhere, but you are encouraged to book a place by e-mail in advance to prevent disappointment (e-mail

Tom Hickey and Gill Scott

School of Humanities, University of Brighton


Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) – A Tribute

Saturday 8th December

University of Brighton

10-11 Pavilion Parade

Brighton BN2 1RA


“Human beings are not efficiently designed for a capitalist system of production.”

Age of Extremes (1994), p.414


“The imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people.”

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780 (1990), p.143


Bandits, Rebels and Resistance * Marx and the Historical Imaginary * Jazz and the Sounds of the Subaltern * History in Theory and Theory in History * Culture, Biography and Politics * Socialism, Communism and Labour History * Industry, Empire and Revolution * Long and Short Centuries * Education, Activism and the Academy

Alex Callinicos, Mark Perryman, Eileen Yeo, Stuart Laing, Patricia McManus, Louise Purbrick, Paddy Maguire, Mark Erickson, Tom Hickey, Lucy Robinson, Mark Abel

This one-day symposium is dedicated to the work and the life of Eric Hobsbawm as a tribute from some of the many who have benefited from his insights and collegiality, in their work as historians and as activists for a better world. It is hosted by the ‘Politics, Aesthetics, Philosophy’ group in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton. Admission is free but places can be booked in advance via


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Socialism and Hope


International Socialism 128 is now online.

With analysis of alternatives to the crisis and the BP oil spill, Tom Hickey & Phil Marfleet on the BDS campaign against Israel, Jamie Allinson on Hamas, Christakis Georgiou on the crisis in the Eurozone, Jane Hardy on Central and Eastern Europe, Jairus Banaji on Indian Maoism, John Molyneux on Michelangelo, Neil Davidson on uneven and combined development, Simon Pirani on the Russian Revolution, Jess Edwards on the sex work debate and reviews from Esme Choonara, Estelle Cooch, Beccy Reese and Gareth Dale. Plus Pick of the Quarter. 

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Points-Based Immigration in Context: Research and Campaign Strategies

Conference 16th October 2010
University of London Union
Malet Street
London WC1

This conference will present new research on issues related to the points-based immigration system (PBIS) as it affects Further and Higher Education. This is a system that unfairly restricts the ability of international students and staff to come to the UK, turns staff into immigration officials and treats international students as potential threats to national security.

The conference will assess:

a) The wider significance of immigration;

b) The full consequences of PBIS on the university;

c) The characteristics of new systems of regulation and surveillance in universities and colleges.

The conference aims to offer both expertise in research but also a focus for campaigners who object to the fundamentally discriminatory nature of the rules.


Les Back (Goldsmiths)

Tom Hickey (Brighton)

Georg Menz (Goldsmiths)

Liz Fekete (Institute of Race Relations)

Edgar Whitley (LSE)

Valerie Hartwich (Manifesto Club)

Joel Heyes (UKBA worker and PCS rep)

Susan Robertson (Bristol)

Andy Goffey (Middlesex)

Su-Anne Yeo (Goldsmiths)

Clare Solomon (ULU)

This event is free of charge. Please go to the ‘contact’ page to register:

Supported by Universities and Colleges Union, University of London Union, Manifesto Club and the Centre for Cultural Studies, Department of Politics, Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths

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