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Passings: Professor David Noble was a noted academic and critical historian

Passings: Professor David Noble was a noted academic and critical historian

York University Professor David Franklin Noble has died following complications of pneumonia. Prof. Noble died on Monday, Dec. 27 in Toronto. He was 65. A¬†critical historian of technology, science and education, Prof. Noble was perhaps best¬†known for his book Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation. Most recently, he published Beyond the Promised […]

Economic fallout and social activism top agenda at Historical Materialism conference

Economic fallout and social activism top agenda at Historical Materialism conference

The effects of the global economic crisis on poor and working class people around the world will be the focus of the 2010 Historical Materialism conference at York starting today and drawing hundreds of scholars to hear some 250 papers. Speakers will come from Canada, the United States, Mexico, India, South Korea, Britain, Australia and […]