The L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University has put out a call for their upcoming workshop on “Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions,” taking place on September 21-22, 2017:
But as transnational studies of the Comintern, racial equality and the national question have started to show, these prevailing views are not as convincing as they once were. Communist Parties, while certainly answering to Moscow, were able to develop their own positions and engage with ideas of nationalism, anti-imperialism and racial equality on their own terms, to varying degrees, and often interacted with other parties, movements and ideas when doing so…We invite papers on all aspects of the Comintern on issues of race and nationhood.
Send one-page CV and 250-abstract for proposed paper (and any questions) to WilsonCH@mcmaster.ca . The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017.