The Deutscher
Memorial Lectures

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.

 

2007

R. Khun

'Economic Crisis, Henryk Grossman, and the Responsibilities of Socialists'

 

2006

C. Wickham

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

 

2005

K. 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

M. A. Lebowitz

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

 

2003 (Joint Award)

N. Davidson


B. Teschke

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

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

 

2002

B. Kelly

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

 

2001

J. Holstun

‘Agnes Smedley and the Chinese Revolution’

 

2000

P. Gowan

‘American Global Government: Will it Work?’


1999

F. 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

R. Blackburn

‘Slavery and Anti-Slavery: the Historical Legacy’


1996

D. Sassoon

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

1995

E. J. Hobsbawm

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

1994

J. Rosenberg

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

1993

H. Kaye

‘Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History?’


1992

I. Gough/L. Doyal

‘Meeting Human Needs’


1991

M. Davis

California: the Decline and Fall of a State-Nation’

 

1990

A. J. Mayer

‘Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions’


1989

T. Eagleton

‘The Origins of Ideology’


1988

B. Kagarlitsky

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

1987

T. Shanin

 

 

1986

E. Meiksins Wood

‘Capitalism and Human Emancipation’
NLR I/167, January
February 1988, pp. 320

1985

R. Brenner

’The Autonomy of the State’


1984

M. Rose

‘Marx and Art’


1983

B. Taylor

‘Feminism and the Radical Tradition’


1982

G. de Ste. Croix

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

1981

N. Harding

‘Lenin’s Marxism’


1980

B. Rowthorn

Britain’s Crisis – the Prospects for the Left’

 

1979

G. A. Cohen

‘Freedom, Justice and Capitalism’
NLR I/126, March
April 1981, pp. 316

1978

R. Bahro

 

 

1977

No Lecture

 

 

1976

W. Brus

‘Polish October – Twenty Years After’


1975

M. Liebman

 

 

1974

M. Rodinson

 

 

1973

No Lecture

 

 

1972

P. Walton/A. Gamble

 

 

1971

No Lecture

 

 

1970

I. Meszaros

‘Alienation and Social Control’

 

1969

M. Nicolaus

No Lecture Given