Society for the Study of Labour History
Society for the Study of Labour History logo
Sisters Beyond the Workplace

Sisters Beyond the Workplace

Working-class Women & Political & Social Reform
24 November 2018, The Mechanics Institute, Manchester

This event will explore aspects of labour, gender and radical history, within the historic grade-II listed Mechanics Institute in Manchester (established in 1824), where the Trades Union Congress was formed in 1868.

Confirmed speakers: Kerrie Mcgiveron (University of Liverpool), Sarah Hellawell (University of Sunderland), John Belchem (University of Liverpool).

Latest issue of Labour History Review

Latest issue of Labour History Review

The latest edition of the SSLH’s journal, Labour History Review, includes articles by Katrina Navickas on political prisoners, radicalism, and prison reform in early nineteenth-century England; Andrew Waterman on the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the GATT Social Clause; and Nick Hayes on Twisthands in the British lace industry.

Labour History Review, Volume 83, Number 2, 2018

Featured Document - John Fielden and William Fitton Letter

Featured Document:
John Fielden and William Fitton Letter

This letter was exchanged between Radical reformers John Fielden and William Fitton in 1836.

Fielden was involved in Reform Bill agitation in Manchester in the 1830s. Fitton, surgeon, was indicted for seditious activity in 1819.

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 hereĀ»

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

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