Funding round for 2021 BME history projects now closed

The 2021 funding round for the Joint BME Events and Activities Small Grants scheme designed to support Black and Minority Ethnic history in the UK has now closed. Grants of up to £1,000 for available for eligible projects, and the deadline for applications was 12 November 2021. The scheme is administered by the Social History Society in partnership with the Society for the Study of … Continue reading Funding round for 2021 BME history projects now closed

Nineteenth century misfits: Nick Mansfield inaugural professorial lecture

Labour historian and former People’s History Museum director Nick Mansfield is to deliver his inaugural professorial lecture at the University of Central Lancashire on “Nineteenth century misfits: celebration, insurrection and ‘back to the land’. A lecture for Mental Health Awareness Week, 2021.” Professor Mansfield has researched 19th and 20th century working class history since the 1970s, and has written extensively on artisans, farmworkers, patriotic labour … Continue reading Nineteenth century misfits: Nick Mansfield inaugural professorial lecture

Disaster planning for archivists and librarians

More than 250 people signed up for a free online session on disaster planning for archivists and librarians hosted by the Marx Memorial Library on behalf of the Society for the Study of Labour History’s archives and resources committee. The event, which took place on 5 February 2020, was in part an opportunity to reflect on lessons learnt from the flood that hit the Marx … Continue reading Disaster planning for archivists and librarians

Explore Archives – marking the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party

The SSLH Explore Archives online conference, funded by the Society for the Study of Labour History and jointly organised by the Marx Memorial Library and the SSLH was held on Friday 16 October 2020. The conference was aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, Communist Party history enthusiasts, archivists and other heritage professionals. More than 50 delegates logged in from across the UK and Europe to … Continue reading Explore Archives – marking the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party