Welcome to the SSLH


Founded in 1960, the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) is the UK’s principal organisation dedicated to the study of labour history.

Membership is open to everyone who would like to learn more about labour history and heritage whether on a professional or amateur basis.

The SSLH publishes the journal the Labour History Review, organises regular conferences and actively promotes the preservation of historical resources connected to the labour movement.

What’s new

Conference: working-class studies in Ireland

Ireland’s first working-class studies conference is to take place from 8-12 November. The first three days will be online via Zoom, followed by two face-to-face days at Liberty Hall, Dublin. The event includes 30 panels, two keynote Speakers and two live performance evenings. The Organising Committee is made up of working-class and feminist scholars currently … Continue reading Conference: working-class studies in Ireland

Mick Ekers (Essex) on Burston strike school master Tom Higdon and labour activism between the wars

Mick Ekers visits Norfolk Record Office to research the life in politics of Tom Higdon, one of the two teachers at the heart of the famous Burston School Strike which lasted from 1914 to 1939. The story of the Burston School Strike is quite well known. In 1914 Annie and Tom Higdon, two teachers in … Continue reading Mick Ekers (Essex) on Burston strike school master Tom Higdon and labour activism between the wars

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