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The life and work of Marx and Engels - an exhibition

The life and work of Marx and Engels - an exhibition

An exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library, Salford.
28th Apr 2017 to 29th Sep 2017.

This exhibition celebrates the truly creative partnership between Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and the body of revolutionary, philosophical and economic writings that their collaboration produced.

Arguably in the globalised world of the 21st century with its increasing de-regulation of workers’ rights, cycles of famine and glut, and escalating gulf between the richest and the poorest, their works have never been more relevant.

Exhibition open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of the month 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Labour History Review Essay Prize

Labour History Review Essay Prize

At the November 2015 SSLH Adult Worker Education conference, University of Huddersfield, Duncan Money [Balliol College] was presented with the 2014 LHR Essay Prize by SSLH President, Professor Keith Laybourn.

Duncan’s award winning essay “There are worse places than Dalmuir!” Glaswegian riveters on the Clyde and the Copperbelt’ will be published in the Labour History Review. A £250 student prize is offered annually, an application form and further details can be downloaded here. The Society would particularly welcome applications by female postgraduates.

LHR Prize 2018
Featured Document - North Yorkshire 'Radical Reformers'

North Yorkshire 'Radical Reformers'

This image reproduces a letter from a group of North Yorkshire ‘Radical Reformers’ to a Mrs Lawrence of Studley Hall , c. 1817.

A keen eye will discern a very definite threat, mainly that the Hall and Fountains Abbey would be blown up unless Mrs Lawrence gave the out-of-work men £100 in alms!

Part of the Ripon Corporation collection at North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton (accession no. DC/RIC II 9/1/54).

Featured Document

The Society

Founded in 1960, the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) is the UK’s principal organisation dedicated to the study of labour history.

Membership is open to everyone who would like to learn more about labour history and heritage whether on a professional or amateur basis.

The SSLH publishes the journal the Labour History Review, organises regular conferences and actively promotes the preservation of historical resources connected to the labour movement.

Labour History Review

Since 1960 Labour History Review has explored the working lives and politics of ‘ordinary’ people. It has played a key role in redefining social and political history.

Membership to the Society is secured by means of a subscription to LHR. Find out about other membership benefits and how to subscribe here»

If you are interested in submitting articles to the LHR you can find out more here»

Student members are also eligible to apply for the SSLH postgraduate bursary

Archives & Resources

Since its foundation the SSLH has actively encouraged the preservation of labour history archives, objects (banners, cartoons, ephemera)and printed collections.

The Archive and Resources Sub-Committee includes staff working at key archives, libraries and museums whose collections tell the story of the British labour movement.

Find out more about their unique collections here