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Labour and Nationalism conference, 5 May 2018

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Below are the details of the upcoming ‘Labour and Nationalism’ conference, set to take place at the University of Huddersfield on 5 May 2018. This conference is organised by the Irish, Scottish and Welsh Labour history societies and the
Society for the Study of Labour History in conjunction with the History section of the University of Huddersfield.


9.00 – 9.30 am: Meet in the Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, 5th Floor and 5.5 Mezzanine floor.
9.30 am: Welcome
9.35 am –10.05 am: Thomas Stewart, ‘The Labour Party and the rise of Scottish Nationalism in Dundee since the 1990s’
10.10 am – 11.00 am: Keynote Speech Emmett O’Connor, ‘Labour and Ireland: colonization and mental colonization’

Coffee and Tea break

11.10 am– 12.55 pm
Adrian Grant, ‘James McCarron, 1851-1918: Irish nationalist and defender of British trade unions in Ireland’
D.R. O’Connor Lysaght, ‘The Revolutionary Link: Syndicalism and Nationalism in the Irish Revolution, 1913-1923’
Padraig Yeates, paper on the Irish Lockout of 1913 and the Easter Rising

12.55 – 2.10 pm
EC of the SSLH

1.10 pm – 2.10 pm
DVD, The Limerick Soviet to be shown in one of the teaching rooms, next to the buffet room.

2.10 pm – 3.35 pm Geoffrey Bell, ‘ “Hiding their light under a bushel’ – British Labour and the War of Irish Independence’
Geert Van Goethem, ‘Inter-nationalism and the British Trade Unions’
Paul Corthorn (Queens University, Belfast) ‘British Labour and British Nationalism: responses to Enoch Powell’

3.35 pm – 3.45 pm Short coffee break

3.45 pm – 4.40 pm
Daryl Leeworthy, ‘Who’s Nation? Diversity, Social Justice and the Labour Party in South Wales, 1967-2003’
Martin Wright ‘ “Socialism and Nationalism in Wales’ :The Chimera of Welsh Politics?’ The Search for a Welsh Socialist Party from the 1890s to the 1990s

4.45 pm – 5.45 pm
Round table discussion on labour and nationalism, with Peter Ackers, Geert Van Goethem, Emmett O’Connor and Martin Wright.



For further information, please contact Professor Keith Laybourn.

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