Chartism Day 2017
Chartism Day is an annual day to hear the latest research about Chartism, the biggest movement for democracy in 19th century Britain.
We are pleased to announce that the University of Hertfordshire Heritage Hub Local & Regional History Research will be hosting Chartism Day in 2017.
Date: Saturday, 17 June 2017
Venue: Mill End Sports and Social Club, near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8QN
Join us for this free event, a day of talks and discussion about the Chartists, with lunch, followed by a tour of O’Connorville (Heronsgate) and a social at the Land of Liberty and Plenty pub.
Labour History Review Essay Prize
At the November 2015 SSLH Adult Worker Education conference, University of Huddersfield, Duncan Money [Balliol College] was presented with the 2014 LHR Essay Prize by SSLH President, Professor Keith Laybourn.
The Miners' Lockout
Scottish Miners Strike 17 June 1926
This image comes from a recent addition to Bishopsgate Institute Archive: a photo album bearing the inscription ‘Memories of the Miners Lock-out 1926 Fife’. The Miners’ Lockout was part of the General Strike of 1926, called by the General Council of the TUC (Trades Union Congress) in an attempt to prevent the Government of the day from lowering the wages and making conditions worse for some 800,000 coal miners nationwide.
The album contains 35 photographs in all, some with annotations describing who and what is pictured.
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.