International Rosa Luxemburg Society

Dear Colleagues,

our 16th International Rosa Luxemburg Conference in cooperation with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation Berlin – will be held on Friday, 16st and Saturday, 17nd January 2009 in Berlin, Germany

Introductory Lectures

* Prof. Dr. Narihiko ITO (Japan): Rosa Luxemburg’s Concept of Socialism

* Dr. Evelin Wittich (Germany): The Response to Life and Work of Rosa Luxemburg in South-Africa and Latin America

Further fields of subject:

* Klaus Gietinger (Germany): The Political Background of Rosa Luxemburg’s Murder

* Recent findings on life and work of Rosa Luxemburg with lecturers from Brasilia, China, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Germany (I. Loureiro, He Ping, Wang Xuedong, Zhang Wenhong, M. Kraetke, T. Storlokken, F. Tych, J. Drabkin, S. Kretinjin, A. Vatlin, J.-F- Fayet, A. Laschitza, J. Schuetrumpf, F. Wilde) Since the participation of students from Berlin high schools und universities is planned the schedule for lectures will be limited.

Venue: Auditorium of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin, Germany Working Languages: German, English

Costs: In principle everybody has to pay travel expenses and accommodation on his / her own. The organizer will give help for booking good value hotel rooms in the near of the venue if wished.

We kindly ask you: if you want to attend the conference to announce it to: Narihiko Ito or Ottokar Luban

We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin.

Prof. Narihiko Ito

1-12-12 Omachi, Kamakura

Japan 248-0007″”Tel./Fax: (0081) 467-22-7554


Ottokar Luban

Eisenacher Str. 43

D-10823 Berlin, Deutschland

Telefon/Fax: (0049) 30-781-7268


Publications concerning our latest conferences:

Narihiko Ito, Theodor Bergmann, Stefan Hochstadt, Ottokar Luban (ed.): ‘China entdeckt Rosa Luxemburg. Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Gesellschaft in Guangzhou am 21./22. November 2004’, Karl Dietz Verlag Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-320-02101-6 Preis: 14,90 €.

Narihiko Ito, Annelies Laschitza. Ottokar Luban (ed.): ‘Rosa Luxemburg im internationalen Diskurs’. Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Gesellschaft in Chicago, Tampere, Berlin und Zürich (1998-2000), Karl Dietz Verlag Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-320-02033-1, Preis: 14,90 €.

You can order these book either at a book shop or at the publiher’s house:

Karl Dietz Verlag Berlin, Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin, Tel. +49(0)30 – 29 78 45 34; E-Mail:

We are working on a conference reader with selected lectures from the Tokyo conference in April 2007 and the coming conference in Berlin. We intend to publish it in October 2009.

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