CFP: Friedrich Engels: The Timeliness of a Historic Figure

Submission deadline: January 31, 2019

Conference date(s):
February 19, 2020 - February 21, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

Topic areas


On occasion of his 200th birthday, the international Congress Friedrich Engels – The Timeliness of a Historic Figure at the Bergische Universität will cover the wide range of his scientific innovations as well as his political activities and his journalistic works. His literary juvenilia are also to be discussed. The Congress intends a reassessment of Engels’ scientific achievements and political activity.

Please submit an abstract, consisting of a maximum of around 1.500 characters (spaces included). Abstracts can be written in one of the two Congress languages and address any of the 8 thematic sections listed below and should clearly state which section(s) the author finds most fitting.

The abstract must be submitted as a PDF file. Selected abstracts will be allotted a slot of 30 minutes (with additional time for discussion).

Authors will be notified of the review outcome in March 2019. Participation in the Congress is also possible without submission of a paper.

Please e-mail your contribution to Prof. Dr. Smail Rapic: [email protected]

Thematic sections

1) Philosophy and Natural Sciences

2) Social History

3) Political Economy

4) Theory of State

5) Labour Movement and Socialist International

6) Religion and Liberty

7) Engels – literary?!

8) Historical Influence

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