News & Events
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Third Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN) Amsterdam, 19-21 September 2019
8 August 2018
The workshop intends to continue its reflection on the representations of the world of work “in and by the working class”, begun at the first two ELHN conferences (Torino, 2015; Paris, 2017).
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 »
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 »