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.