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Gender, Labour and Consumption in Historical Perspective

Gender, Labour and Consumption in Historical Perspective

University of Essex
13-14 September 2019

A major international conference hosted by the Department of History at the University of Essex aims to begin a conversation between the histories of labour, gender and consumption, in the belief that there are fruitful overlaps of interest between them and that they can learn from each other in productive ways.

Featuring keynote lectures by Professor Erika Rappaport (University of Santa Barbara) and Professor Pamela Cox (University of Essex).

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 David Strittmatter on the evolving rhetoric of Peterloo, 1819-1919; Daniel A. Gordon on the French General Strike of May-June 1968; and Jens Ljunggren on Swedish Social Democratic emotional policy, 1880s to the 1980s.

Labour History Review, Volume 83, Number 3, Dec 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