News & Events

  • CFP - European Labour History Network (ELHN) Conference 2017

    Call for Papers:
    The migration of European workers within the continent, from the early modern period to mid-20th C.”
    Coordinators: Philippe Rygiel (Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon), Fabrice Bensimon (Paris-Sorbonne / University College London)
    European Labour History Network (ELHN) Conference Paris, 2-4 November 2017

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  • CFP - Digital Dreams: IALHI 2017 conference

    IALHI – Call For Papers
    The 2017 International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) conference will be held in Ghent, Belgium, 8-9 September 2017. The conference is themed around ‘Digital Dreams: Information Technology, Social History Research and the Future of Archives, Museums and Libraries’.
    Full details of the call for papers can be downloaded here.

    The deadline for proposals is June 30 2017.

  • GFTU Education Programme

    GFTU Education Programme

    GFTU Education Programme are making a big effort to hold day schools on working class history as the subject is rapidly being lost, so invitations to students, other academics and so on would be really welcome.
    Can members and friends of the Society for the Study of Labour History help?
    If so further information can be found by following this link

  • Dare Devil Rides To Jarama

    Dare Devil Rides To Jarama

    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.

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  • Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality

    Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality

    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.

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  • International Social History Association

    The latest newsletter of the International Social History Association can be downloaded here

  • Dr Sigrid McCausland

    Dr Sigrid McCausland

    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.

  • Visualising Labour

    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.

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  • CFP: The Red and the Black

    CFP: The Red and the Black

    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

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  • Grunwick: The Workers’ Story

    Grunwick: The Workers’ Story

    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.

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Events

  • Annual Luddite Lecture

    5 April 2017

    Annual Luddite Lecture

    Dr Katrina Navickas will deliver the annual Luddite lecture at 7.30pm on 5 April 2017.
    The title of her talk is: Democratic and trades’ meeting sites in the West Riding in the early 19th century.
    It is a free event and will be held at the Diamond Jubilee Lecture Hall at the University of Huddersfield

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  • ‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’

    6 April 2017

    ‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’

    Registration is now open for the following free conference at the John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester:
    ‘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

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  • Visualising Labour

    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.

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  • The Labours of Asa

    6 May 2017

    The Labours of Asa

    ‘The Labours of Asa: the contributions of Asa Briggs to Labour History’.
    Conference, sponsored by the SSLH, exploring the many contributions of Asa Briggs to the field of labour history.

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  • Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society

    8 June 2017

    Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society

    International Conference, Manchester, UK, 8-10 June 2017
    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.

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  • Scales of Struggles

    23 June 2017

    Scales of Struggles

    Scales of Struggle: Communities, Movements, and Global Connections
    Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association

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  • Russian Revolution

    15 September 2017

    Russian Revolution

    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

    Conference organisers:
    nrossol@essex.ac.uk, fschnell@essex.ac.uk, lhaid@essex.ac.uk

  • The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic

    14 October 2017

    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

    See more detail »
  • European Labour History Network (ELHN) Conference 2017

    2 November 2017

    The migration of European workers within the continent, from the early modern period to mid-20th C.
    Paris, 2-4 November 2017

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