News & Events
27 March 2017
Mobilising Militant Pasts: Histories of Protest, Unrest and Insurrection in Politics and Culture
King’s College London
31 August – 1 September 2017
Call for Papers – deadline 31 May 2017
28 February 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
26 February 2017
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.
26 February 2017
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
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
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.
Radicalism and Popular Protest in Britain 1790-1820
9 June 2017
Described by E.P. Thomson as ‘one of the first attempts in history to mount a wholly proletarian insurrection, without middle class support’, the Pentrich Uprising of June 1817 happened nearly 200 years to the date of this conference.
This conference, sponsored by SSLH, will consider popular protest and radical reform movements during the outbreak of social and political unrest; the tumultuous years of war, famine and unrest between 1790 and 1820 and how this became central to debates about the history of modern Britain. We will examine how several revolutions have changed our understanding of this period.
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 »
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.See more detail »
Paris, 2-4 November 2017