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The event Marx and Marxism is the main activity developed by the NIEP-Marx. It is organised on a regular basis (yearly) since 2007. Until 2010, Marx and Marxism had the character of local course, functioning then as an extension activity, thematic and costless. In 2011, NIEP-Marx decided to organise Marx and Marxism in different formats, which would alternate in the following years. In odd years, the event has the form of colloquium and, in even years, it resumes the form of local course, that is to say, of extension activity.


The previous editions of the event were:


2015: in its frame as an International Colloquium, it discussed the theme ‘Insurrections: past and present’. The event registered around 430 researchers, which made it possible to organize 69 sessions with 285 papers. The attendees came from almost all states of Brazil (mainly from the Southeast) and from South America (especially Argentina). Besides the plenary and parallel sessions, the Colloquium counted with two workshops: the first given by Dr. José Rodrigues and Dr. Kênia Miranda, both from UFF and NIEP-Marx, on the theme ‘Education, class and class struggle’; the second given by Dr. Marcello Musto, from the University of York (Canada), on ‘The History of Editions of Marx’s Writings and Recent Textual Acquisitions from MEGA2’. Full programme of the Marx and Marxism 2015 is avaiable here.


2016: in the Marx and Marxism 2016, NIEP-Marx proposed a discussion on the theme ‘Capital and Power’. It has been organized as a regional course constituted by four plenary-lessons, but received attendees from various regions of Brazil. The event counted also with a workshop on ‘The Volume I and the critique of political economy: the process of production of Capital’, given by Dr. Marcelo Dias Carcanholo and Dr. João Leonardo Medeiros. Besides the expressive number of participants (265 out of 480 requests for registrations, with average participation of 130 participants per activity) the event, a huge audience watched the videos with the sessions on the group’s channel on the Youtube.


2017: the International Colloquium Marx and Marxism 2017: from Capital to the October Revolution (1867-1917) celebrated the 150 years of the publication of the first edition of Marx’s Capital (Volume I) and 100 years of the October Revolution. NIEP-Marx invited the participants to reflect on questions of theoretical and/or historical order relative to these themes, from different angles but unified by the Marxist theoretical framework. The event registered around 482 researchers, and counted with 64 sessions with 231 papers. Once again there were two workshops this year. The first one was given by Dr. Miguel Vedda (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) on the theme “Aesthetics and revolution”; and the second was given by Dr. Kevin Murphy (University of Massachusetts, USA) on the theme “Petrograd Soviet in 1917”. Full programme of the Marx and Marxism 2017 is avaiable here.


2018: the theme of 2018 was Marx, 200 years. As the titles makes it clear, the event celebrated the 200 years of the birth of Karl Marx, discussion his theoretical legacy for distinct areas of knoledge such as history, political economia, sociology and education. The event registered 200 people, of those half formed the average audience.