2021 Conference


2021 Conference Registration is Now Open!

Online registration for the 2021 International Herbert Marcuse Society biennial conference is now available. For more information on registration, visit the IMHS conference website or paste the following link into your browser: 

The conference will be held in-person, but there is also the option for participants to attend virtually if they are unable (or would prefer not) to travel. For those who will be attending the conference in person, hotel rooms can be booked at the Graduate Hotel in Tempe, Arizona for $139 by using the group name “ASU Marcuse.” The Graduate hotel is across the street from the conference location, and provides shuttle services to and from campus as well as to and from the airport. You must book by September 9 to secure the group rate. More information is available on the conference website.

A conference letter of invitation is available for attendees needing a visa as well as faculty and students seeking departmental support. If you require a personalized letter of acceptance on university letterhead, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to the conference organizing committee at this email address.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


The IHMS 2021 Organizing Committee

Taylor Hines

Nicole K. Mayberry

Robert Kirsch




October 7-10, 2021 

Arizona State University 

Tempe, AZ 

In-person, virtual and hybrid modalities available


This professional and scholarly gathering will feature presentations by an international community of Marcusean scholars, students, and activists as well as critical theorists from a variety of disciplines. We invite scholars from all disciplines and career pathways to contribute—graduate students, early career/contract faculty, and senior/established scholars to the meeting.

The conference theme is centered around Marcuse’s theorization of technological rationality, broadly construed. We encourage an expansive approach to this theme with a wide range of papers, from neoliberal authoritarianism to psychoanalytic theory, and from one-dimensionality to utopian imagining. Technological rationality is a unique theoretical touchstone to Marcusean thought as it provides the basis not only for the external means of production and how it shapes social relations, but how it explains the stabilizing social forces that register at the level of thought and subjectification.

If you have any questions, please contact ihms.2021.asu@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in the fall! 

Taylor Hines, Nicole Mayberry, and Robert Kirsch

IHMS Conference Organizers

Prepare and submit your abstract here (250-500) words.
Deadline Extended. 

International Herbert Marcuse Society

Ninth Biennial Conference 
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, USA
(near Phoenix)

October 7-10, 2021

New Publication

A book of five previously unpublished lectures by Herbert Marcuse was distributed at the 2017 Marcuse Society conference at York University in Toronto, Canada: Herbert Marcuse, Transvaluation of Values and Radical Social Change: Five New Lectures, 1966-1976, edited by Peter-Erwin Jansen, Sarah Surak and Charles Reitz; introduction by Terry Maley; commentary by Andrew Feenberg. Available for sale.