The Deutscher Memorial Lectures

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The Deutscher Memorial Lecture is delivered each year in November by the previous year’s winner of the Prize. Below is a list (not yet fully reconstructed) of the titles of the lectures since they began in 1969.
 

2013

Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch

 

 


2012

David McNally

The Blood of the Commonwealth: War, the State and the Making of World Money

 


2011

Jairus Banaji

Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation
Brill

 


2010

David Harvey

David Harvey – History Versus Theory: A Commentary on Marx’s Method in Capital
Historical Materialism, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages: 3 –38

 


2009

Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine

‘Useless but True’: Economic Crisis and the Peculiarities of Economic Science
Historical Materialism, Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 3-31

 


2008

Kees van der Pijl

Historicising the International: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy
Historical Materialism, Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 3 –34

 


2007

Rick Kuhn

Economic Crisis, Henryk Grossman, and the Responsibilities of Socialists

 


2006

Chris Wickham

Problems Concerning the Economic Logic of the Feudal Mode
Historical Materialism 16.2, 2008, pp. 3-22(20)

 


2005

Kevin Murphy

Can We Write the History of the Russian Revolution? – A Belated Response to Eric Hobsbawm
Historical Materialism 15.2, 2007, pp. 3-19(17)
or ISJ 116 (full text available)

 


2004

Michael A. Lebowitz

The Politics of Assumption, The Assumption of Politics
Historical Materialism 14.2, 2006, pp. 29-47(19)

 


2003 (Joint Award)

Neil Davidson

How Revolutionary were the Bourgeois Revolutions?
Historical Materialism 13.3, 2005, pp. 3-33(31)

Benno Teschke

Bourgeois Revolution, State-Formation and the Problem of the International
Historical Materialism 13.2, 2005, pp. 3-26(24)

 


2002

Brian Kelly

Materialism and the Persistence of Race in the Jim Crow South
Historical Materialism 12.2, 2004, pp. 3-19(17)

 


2001

James Holstun

Agnes Smedley and the Chinese Revolution

 


2000

Peter Gowan

American Global Government: Will it Work?

 


1999

Francis Wheen

Isaac Deutscher & Karl Marx: a Tale of Two Journalists

 


1998

M. Cox

A Tale of Two Exiles: Isaac Deutscher and E.H. Carr

 


1997

Robin Blackburn

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: the Historical Legacy

 


1996

Donald Sassoon

Fin-de-Siecle Socialism
NLR I/227, January–February 1998, pp. 88–96

 


1995

Eric Hobsbawm

Can We Write a History of the Russian Revolution?
On History, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London 1997, pp. 319-33. 

 


1994

Justin Rosenberg

Isaac Deutscher and the Lost History of International Relations
NLR I/215, January–February 1996, pp. 3–15

 


1993

Harvey J. Kaye

Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History?

 


1992

Len Doyal and Ian Gough

Meeting Human Needs

 


1991

Mike Davis

California: the Decline and Fall of a State-Nation

 


1990

Arno J. Mayer

Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions

 


1989

Terry Eagleton

The Origins of Ideology

 


1988

Boris Kagarlitsky

The Importance of Being Marxist
NLR I/178, November–December 1989, pp. 29–36

 


1987

Teodor Shanin

 


1986

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Capitalism and Human Emancipation
NLR I/167, January–February 1988, pp. 3–20

 


1985

Robert Brenner

The Autonomy of the State

 


1984

Margaret A. Rose

Marx and Art

 


1983

Barbara Taylor

Feminism and the Radical Tradition

 


1982

G. E. M. de Ste. Croix

Class in Marx’s Conception of History, Ancient and Modern
NLR 146, July-August 1984, pp. 94 -112

 


1981

Neil Harding

Lenin’s Marxism

 


1980

Bob Rowthorn

Britain’s Crisis – the Prospects for the Left

 


1979

G. A. Cohen

Freedom, Justice and Capitalism
NLR I/126, March–April 1981, pp. 3–16

 


1978

Brian Kelly

 


1977

S. S. Prawer

No Lecture Given

 


1976

Wlodzimierz Brus

Polish October – Twenty Years After

 


1975

Marcel Liebman

 


1974

Maxime Rodinson

 


1973

Lucio Colleti

No Lecture Given

 


1972

Paul Walton and Andrew Gamble

 


1971

Not Awarded

 


1970

Istvan Meszaros

Alienation and Social Control

 


1969

Martin Nicolaus

No Lecture Given

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