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SSLH 2018 Postgraduate Essay Prize

SSLH 2018 Postgraduate Essay Prize

Postgraduates are encouraged to submit articles for consideration for the 2018 essay prize to the editors of LHR. This annual prize awards £500 for the best essay which will be published in the LHR.

The deadline for the 2018 prize is the 31 March 2018.

Application form and details can be downloaded here.

Pictured is the 2015 winner Duncan Money, being presented with the award by Prof. Keith Laybourn.

Labour & Nationalism conference, 5 May 2018

Labour & Nationalism conference, 5 May 2018

The SSLH is pleased to announce a preliminary call for papers in anticipation of a conference to take place on Saturday 5 May 2018.

Labour and Nationalism will take place at the University of Huddersfield and seek to bring together Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English labour historians, involving Llafur: The Welsh People’s History Society, the Irish Labour History Society, the Scottish Labour History Society, and the Society for the Study of Labour History.

Click here for more information.

Labour & Nationalism, 5 May 2018
Featured Document - North Yorkshire 'Radical Reformers'

North Yorkshire 'Radical Reformers'

This image reproduces a letter from a group of North Yorkshire ‘Radical Reformers’ to a Mrs Lawrence of Studley Hall , c. 1817.

A keen eye will discern a very definite threat, mainly that the Hall and Fountains Abbey would be blown up unless Mrs Lawrence gave the out-of-work men £100 in alms!

Part of the Ripon Corporation collection at North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton (accession no. DC/RIC II 9/1/54).

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The Society

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.

Labour History Review

Since 1960 Labour History Review has explored the working lives and politics of ‘ordinary’ people. It has played a key role in redefining social and political history.

Membership to the Society is secured by means of a subscription to LHR. Find out about other membership benefits and how to subscribe here»

If you are interested in submitting articles to the LHR you can find out more here»

Student members are also eligible to apply for the SSLH postgraduate bursary

Archives & Resources

Since its foundation the SSLH has actively encouraged the preservation of labour history archives, objects (banners, cartoons, ephemera)and printed collections.

The Archive and Resources Sub-Committee includes staff working at key archives, libraries and museums whose collections tell the story of the British labour movement.

Find out more about their unique collections here