Re: [OPE] A conference on the Grundrisse at the University of Bergamo, July 2008

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (
Date: Tue May 13 2008 - 04:34:20 EDT

Dear Jerry,

just a correction: the conference will begin in 
the MORNING of tuesday July 15th!

As to your question about the topics at the 
conference, a 'book of abstracts' may help.


At 11:34 +0200 12-05-2008, Riccardo Bellofiore wrote:
>Dear Jerry, and dear OPE-L members,
>below you find the preliminary information about 
>a conference I am organising in Bergamo next 
>July. The conference will being July 15th at 
>14.00 and will end the evening of July 18th.
>Please, distribute widely and through all the 
>lists which all of you may think can be 
>interested. The attendance to the conference is 
>free. I plan to have a web page no later than 
>end of May. I'll comunicate the url to all of 
>you asap. A more detailed programme will be 
>distributed in June.
>Reading the Grundrisse
>July 15th- 18th, 2008
>Aula 3, Via Salvecchio 19
>UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bergamo
>Bergamo Upper Town
>Howard Engelskirchen (Iowa State University, USA)
>The Grundrisse's Grundbestimmung: Form 
>Determination and the Concept of Capital in 
>Andrew Brown (Leeds University Business School, UK)
>Materialism, Spinozism and Dialectics: E.V. 
>Ilyenkov on why 'material production' is the 
>'object before us' at the outset of Marx's 
>Patrick Murray (Creighton University, Omaha, USA)
>The Development of Marx's Value-Form Theory in 
>the Grundrisse: Reflections on Backhaus
>Martha Campbell (SUNY Postdam, USA)
>Marx's Transition from Simple Circulation to 
>Capital: A Comparison of the Grundrisse, Urtext 
>and Capital, Volume 1
>Christopher J. Arthur (University of Sussex, UK)
>The practical truth of abstract labour
>Massimiliano Tomba (University of Padua, Italy)
>Pre-Capitalistic Forms of Production and 
>Primitive Accumulation. Marx's Historiography 
>from the Grundrisse to Capital
>Fred Moseley (Mount Holyoke College, USA)
>The Whole and the Parts. The Beginning of Marx's 
>Theory of the Distribution of Surplus-Value in 
>the Grundrisse
>Tony Smith (Iowa State University, USA)
>The Role of the General Intellect in Marx's Grundrisse and Beyond
>Geert Reuten (University of Amsterdam, The 
>Netherlands) & Peter Thomas (Historical 
>>From the 'fall of the rate of profit' in the
>Grundrisse to the cyclical development of the 
>profit rate in Capital: a fundamental change in 
>Marx's notion of the capitalist mode of 
>Roberto Fineschi (University of Siena, Italy)
>Can we consider the Grundrisse the dialectically most developed version of
>Marx's theory of Capital?
>Riccardo Bellofiore (University of Bergamo, Italy)
>The Grundrisse after Capital, or how to re-read Marx backwards
>The Conference is part of the Bergamo Unit 
>activities for the Inter-University Research 
>Program "Issues of German Classical Philosophy: 
>Edition of Text and Critical Studies" 2006 PRIN 
>(funded by The Italian Ministry of University), 
>for which Mario Cingoli is the National 
>Coordinator and Riccardo Bellofiore is the Local 
>Coordinator. It is also part of the activities 
>of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory 
>Riccardo Bellofiore
>Email address:
>Secretary of the Conference
>Simona Locatelli
>Email address:
>Free Attendance to the Conference
>If you would like to receive any furher 
>information on the International Conference 
>Reading the Grundrisse you can send an email  to 
>the Secretary of the Conference Simona Locatelli 
>and to the organiser
>Bergamo is in Northern Italy, 50 Kms north-east 
>of Milan, on the way to Lake Garda and Venice. 
>Thanks to its international airport: (sometimes 
>advertised as 'Milan-Orio al Serio', or 
>Bergamo can be reached by low-cost flights from 
>many European cities, like London (London 
>Standsted and Luton), Paris (Beauvais), 
>Amsterdam (Schipol), Berlin (Tegel), Frankfurt 
>Further information on how to reach Bergamo may be found at
>Details about accomodation in Bergamo may be 
>found at 
>Riccardo Bellofiore
>Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
>"Hyman P. Minsky"
>UniversitÓ di Bergamo
>Via dei Caniana 2
>I-24127 Bergamo, Italy
>direct	  +39-035-2052545
>fax:	  +39 035 2052549
>ope mailing list

Riccardo Bellofiore
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
"Hyman P. Minsky"
UniversitÓ di Bergamo
Via dei Caniana 2
I-24127 Bergamo, Italy
direct	  +39-035-2052545
fax:	  +39 035 2052549

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