SSLH-backed video puts Caribbean connection at the heart of Huddersfield’s NHS history

A new production from Kirklees Local TV (KLTV) offers a local perspective on the wider history of the National Health Service. Produced as part of Black History Month 2020, the video is made in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and received funded from the Society of Social History and the Society for the Study of Labour History. It can be seen here. The production … Continue reading SSLH-backed video puts Caribbean connection at the heart of Huddersfield’s NHS history

Huddersfield’s NHS: the Caribbean connection

The contribution made by the African Caribbean descent community (ACDC) to the NHS in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire forms the focus of a local history initiative sponsored by the Society for the Study of Labour History. Led by Professor Barry Doyle and colleagues at the University of Huddersfield, and working with not-for-profit community filmmaker Kirklees Local TV (KLTV), the project will result in a 30-minute digital production, … Continue reading Huddersfield’s NHS: the Caribbean connection

COVID-19 Collecting: #AllStoriesAreImportant

The SSLH is delighted to support – through a grant – an important project currently underway at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre & Education Trust, Manchester, UK. The Centre is seeking to record the voices and stories of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people during the COVID-19 pandemic, who have been found to be disproportionately impacted by the disease. They are actively seeking donations of digitised documents … Continue reading COVID-19 Collecting: #AllStoriesAreImportant

SSLH joins the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme

The Society for the Society of Labour History has agreed to join the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme initiated by the Social History Society, the Economic History Society and History UK, helping to fund several projects in 2019/2020. Joan Allen, chair of the SSLH, said, “Labour history has always been committed to capturing marginalised voices and a focus on how worlds of work (and non-work) relate to structural … Continue reading SSLH joins the BME Activities and Small Grants Scheme