Emmet O’Connor on Jim Larkin: sign up now for the John Halstead Memorial Lecture

Dr Emmet O’Connor is to deliver the Society for the Study of Labour History’s first annual John Halstead Memorial Lecture on the topic of Jim Larkin, the Irish socialist and trade union leader. The event takes place on Saturday 29 October at 2.30pm, and all are invited to join us for the online event. SIGN UP NOW AbstractHow British was Big Jim Larkin? How international was Larkinism?Born in … Continue reading Emmet O’Connor on Jim Larkin: sign up now for the John Halstead Memorial Lecture

David Isserman (Edge Hill) on transnational syndicalism and industrial unionism in Liverpool and Glasgow, 1905-1926

My research focuses on the history of syndicalism and industrial unionism among maritime workers in Liverpool and Glasgow during the early twentieth century. Both cities were centres of labour unrest during the Edwardian and inter-war years, with Liverpool experiencing the 1911 transport strike and Glasgow being the host city to the dual unionist British Seafarers Union (BSU) and Scottish Union of Dock Labourers (SCUDL). Thanks … Continue reading David Isserman (Edge Hill) on transnational syndicalism and industrial unionism in Liverpool and Glasgow, 1905-1926

‘The Question of Pratt’: A Syndicalist Conundrum

Author: Rosalind EybenThis is the abstract of an article published in Labour History Review (2020), 85, (1), 33–58. Find out more. This article takes a reflexive approach in a case study of the dubious career of a syndicalist trade unionist and journalist just before and during the First World War. E.L. Pratt was an elusive trickster and a convincing (self-) publicist, who between 1914 and 1918 … Continue reading ‘The Question of Pratt’: A Syndicalist Conundrum

Tom Millea on research into labour solidarity between Britain and Ireland in the Dublin lockout

As a result of the bursary awarded to me from the Society for the Study of Labour History, I was able to successfully conduct my research into the labour solidarity between Britain and Ireland during the Dublin Lockout of 1913. My research centred on the material on offer in the National Library of Ireland. For example, the William O’Brien Papers provided me with invaluable insight … Continue reading Tom Millea on research into labour solidarity between Britain and Ireland in the Dublin lockout