Welcome to the IMAST (Institute for Marxist Studies) website.
IMAST aims at popularising the life and works of Karl Marx, as well as those of other great Marxist authors, and making known the achievements of the International Communist Movement and of socialist countries.
How do we go about this ?
Our review Études marxistes
Our main publication is the quarterly review Études marxistes, which aims at analysing the contemporary world using the Marxist method. A view of the contents of the last two years' issues can be seen here. You can also read the last issue published on this website, or read all the issues published since 1988 in the archives. You can buy a copy of any issue still in print or take out a subscription here.
Our documentation centre Docu-Marx
We also possess a library of more than 12 000 books and documents (including audiovisual documents) in various languages, as well as a unique collection of communist and revolutionary reviews and journals from throughout the world. The rules for accessing the library and the audiovisual service can be consulted here. However, you can research the databank of the library and the audiovisual service here on the website.
Our Marxist Universities, courses, lectures, guided visits…
We regularly organise courses on Marxism, from introductory study courses of the great Marxist classics to the application of the Marxist method to contemporary issues.
A central event for study and getting together is the Marxist University, usually held twice a year in the last fortnight of August and the last week of December.
Our visits, outings and city-trips
In addition, throughout the year, we organise lectures and visits with a link to Marxism, in Belgium and elsewhere. You will find a summary of our past activities here.
Our Online publications
And finally there is our website, which publishes Études marxistes on line, as well as other Marxist documents, and which reflects all the aspects of the Institute's activities. If you are interested, think of subscribing to our newsletter. A simple click on the left-hand column allows you to do this throughout your visit.
This website is at this moment only developed in French and Dutch. We hope to be able to present an English version to you very soon and we apologize for this imperfection. Please, visit us again later.