News & Events
4 February 2019
Dr Janette Martin, Modern History Archivist at The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester will deliver the 6th Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture at the University of Huddersfield.
19 December 2018
Over the past four decades or so, gender scholarship has transformed our understanding of many key issues of historical concern. Particularly fruitful have been explorations of consumption in its varied manifestations, undertaken by researchers studying the subject within different disciplines.
19 November 2018
The transformation of work and concepts of labour, the movement of workers within and between countries,and changes in how people obtain work are significant trends in many contemporary economies. While they may appear to be new developments, these processes have historical roots and precedents.
13 November 2018
Organised by the Piston, Pen & Press research project and the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere.
Friday 7 June 2019
Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere.
5 October 2018
Half day conference organised by the SSLH followed by AGM. The Mechanics Institute, Manchester.
3 October 2018
The National Archives have posted online an array of fascinating documents and pictures that illuminate the history of the 1920s
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The global challenge of peace: 1919 as a contested threshold to a new world order’
1 October 2018
This conference will scrutinize the events of 1919 from below: the global underside of the Wilsonian moment.
11 September 2018
The deindustrialisation, heritage and memory network will bring together academics, heritage organisations, cultural groups and community historians interested in deindustrialisation and the ways in which these processes are remembered and memorialised.
11 September 2018
Remembering Resistance is a new project from researchers at Lancaster University that is bringing to life the history of women’s protest in the North of England.
8 August 2018
The Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford will shortly begin on a major project to eradicate the damp in the cellar of the building.
Unity is Strength: 120 Years of the General Federation of Trade Unions
30 March 2019
2019 will mark the 120th anniversary of the formation of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU). A conference will be held in Manchester to reflect on its history and prospects.See more detail »
Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2019: Peterloo Retold: 1819-2019
29 April 2019
Dr Janette Martin, Modern History Archivist at The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester will deliver the 6th Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture. Janette will talk about the many ways in which the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819 has been remembered and retold.See more detail »
The global challenge of peace: 1919 as a contested threshold to a new world order
17 May 2019
This conference will scrutinize the events of 1919 from below: the global underside of the Wilsonian moment. During 1919 the Great Powers redrew the map of the world with the Treaties of Paris and established the League of Nations intending to prevent future war. Yet what is often missed is that 1919 was a complex threshold between war and peace that was contested by a variety of social and political forces and that that contestation like the war itself had a global scale.See more detail »
18 May 2019
A one-day conference looking at the history and legacies of the Peterloo Massacre in its bicentenary year, featuring talks by the foremost historians in the field. Includes: Professor John Belchem (University of Liverpool), Dr Janette Martin (University of Manchester) and Dr Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire).See more detail »