News & Events
29 January 2017
Dare Devil Rides To Jarama a new play by Neil Gore was commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust (I.M.B.T.) to commemorate the memories of the men and women from the Manchester area who went to Spain to fight against Franco and the fascist movement which was threatening to overthrow the country.
14 January 2017
LSE Library’s spring exhibition Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.
3 January 2017
The latest newsletter of the International Social History Association can be downloaded here
11 December 2016
The SSLH is saddened to learn of the passing of the Australian archivist and activist Dr Sigrid McCausland. Sigrid served as University Archivist at both the University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian National University, where she successfully spearheaded the fight to save the Noel Butlin Archives Centre.(The Noel Butlin Archive centre is a repository for labour movement records in Australia and the Pacific). A full obituary will be posted here in due course.
20 November 2016
The Labour and Society Research Group at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities is organising a two-day conference on the photographic and filmic representations of labour on the 5th- 6th May 2017 at Newcastle University.
20 November 2016
CFP: The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic.
Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution
20 November 2016
Commemorating 40 years since the beginning of the Grunwick Dispute, this seminal text examines the intersection of trade unions, race and the law during one of the most defining events for unions of the twentieth century.
16 October 2016
Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting of the SSLH will take place on Saturday 5 November 2016 at Northumbria University, Newcastle
4 October 2016
Call for Conference Papers:
The Labours of Asa: Work Inspired by the Contributions of Asa Briggs to Labour History
The organisers would be pleased to accept proposals for 30 minute presentations in English on themes suggested by the contributions of Asa Briggs to labour history.
Submission deadline: Thursday 13 April 2017
Conference Date: Saturday 6 May 2017
14 September 2016
‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’: The Guardian in Local, National, and Global History
The University of Manchester Library and the John Rylands Research Institute invite submissions for a one-day interdisciplinary conference on the history of the Guardian newspaper.The conference takes place on Thursday 6 April 2017 at The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’
6 April 2017
Registration is now open for the following free conference at the John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester:See more detail »
‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’:The Guardian in Local, National, and Global History
Thursday 6 April 2017, The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
5 May 2017
The Labour and Society Research Group at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities is organising a two-day conference on the photographic and filmic representations of labour on the 5th- 6th May 2017 at Newcastle University.See more detail »
The Labours of Asa
6 May 2017
‘The Labours of Asa: the contributions of Asa Briggs to Labour History’.See more detail »
Conference, sponsored by the SSLH, exploring the many contributions of Asa Briggs to the field of labour history.
Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society
8 June 2017
International Conference, Manchester, UK, 8-10 June 2017See more detail »
This international and interdisciplinary conference is at once historically grounded and attuned to contemporary debates on the Left. It brings together: analysis of the theory and practice of twentieth-century Marxist parties in relation to civil society; analysis of contemporary Left formations’ approaches to civil society; analysis of the ‘idea’ of communism today and the relevance or obsolescence of ‘the party’ as an organizational form in the twenty-first century.
Scales of Struggles
23 June 2017
Scales of Struggle: Communities, Movements, and Global ConnectionsSee more detail »
Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association
15 September 2017
Re-thinking the Russian Revolution of 1917 as a global event in local contexts
Major international conference to be held at the University of Essex. For further details see
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The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic
14 October 2017
Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian RevolutionSee more detail »