News

  • János Jemnitz - obituary

    The Society is sorry to learn of the death of Janos Jemnitz. Janos was an historian of the Hungarian and international working class movement. An obituary written by John Halstead can be read here

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  • Chartism Newsletter 12 (April 2015)

    Read the latest edition of the Chartism newsletter here. This edition includes details of the next Chartism Day which takes place in Newcastle on 13 June 2015. download here

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  • COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BY RIOT

    Holmfirth Film Festival Presents: Collective Bargaining by Riot.
    Young film-maker Alex Hopley has taken historian Eric Hobsbawm’s phrase to describe the Swing Riots of the early 1800s to produce a really interesting film on the Luddites which shows that there was much more to them than merely smashing machines.
    Monday 18 May 2015. Starts at 7.30pm FREE
    Venue Holmfirth Adult Education Centre

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  • 46th Annual Conference of the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)

    Call for Papers
    Global Connections in Labour History: Collecting and Discovering Migrant Workers’ Heritage
    16-19 September 2015, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

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  • James Keir Hardie (1856-1915)

    Keir Hardie conference: call for papers
    Saturday 26 September 2015 will mark the centenary of the death of James Keir Hardie. This conference celebrates Hardie’s impact on British society and his legacy. Public-facing proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on any area of Hardie’s life and work.

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  • Charity fundraising for the WCML

    Join us for Popular Songs, Poems and Tales celebrating one hundred years of working class struggles for political and social rights
    Sunday 5 July at the Working Class Movement Library, Salford

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  • A Festival of People's History

    The Manchester Centre for Regional History is excited to announce a programme of talks in April- May 2015 on ‘People’s History’. Supported by the MMU’s Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research, the talks are part of the Humanities in Public Festival, which runs throughout the year with talks, debates, fairs, tours, and other events and activities, all of which are open to the public.

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  • Chartism Newsletter 11

    The latest Chartism newsletter (February 2015) edited by Professor Malcolm Chase can be downloaded here

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  • European Labour History Network (ELHN)

    The European Labour History Network (ELHN) is pleased to announce its first conference from 14-16 December 2015 at the University of Turin facilitated and hosted by Stefano Musso (President of the Società Italiana di Storia del lavoro/SISLav – Italian Society of Labour History).

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  • 'Let us face the future' Call for Papers

    Call for Papers

    The People’s History Museum in Manchester is organising a conference to mark 70 years since the 1945 election. The 1945 Labour government continues to be discussed in referential terms, and Clement Attlee frequently voted as Britain’s greatest post war Prime Minister. How, 70 years after its formation, should we assess this government?

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Events

  • “History is the new punk”: The International History From Below Network

    11 May 2015

    Presented by Peter Box, David Rosenberg and Roger Ball
    Monday 11th May 2015
    5.30pm
    Geoffrey Manton Lecture Theatre 4

    Free
    More information and reserve a place

  • Creating and curating community histories – independent community-led archives and the ‘useable past’

    18 May 2015

    Presented by Dr Andrew Flinn (UCL)
    Monday 18th May 2015
    5.30pm
    The People’s History Museum
    Free

  • Collective Bargaining by Riot.

    18 May 2015

    Collective Bargaining by Riot.

    Holmfirth Film Festival Presents: Collective Bargaining by Riot
    Young film-maker Alex Hopley has taken historian Eric Hobsbawm’s phrase to describe the Swing Riots of the early 1800s to produce a really interesting film on the Luddites which shows that there was much more to them than merely smashing machines.
    Monday 18 May 2015. Starts at 7.30pm FREE
    Venue Holmfirth Adult Education Centre

  • A World to Win

    29 May 2015

    A World to Win

    A World to Win: learning from the past, making the future- 29-30 May 2015, Barnsley
    A weekend of interactive workshops exploring key events in working class history at the beautiful Northern College.
    Further details and sign up

  • Chartism Day 2015

    13 June 2015

    Chartism Day 2015

    Chartism Day 2015: Newcastle upon Tyne,
    The 2015 Chartism Day will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 13 June at the University of Newcastle (Armstrong Building). Joan Allen is the lead organizer. Contributions will include papers on Chartism and the Canadian Rebellions of 1837-8, female Chartism (the Leeds radical printer and publisher Alice Mann, and Mary Ann Walker and her associates of London) and the Gwent Archives Chartism project. Everyone is welcome and the full programme will be circulated as soon as it is available. Meanwhile, save the date!

  • 46th IALHI conference - Edinburgh

    16 September 2015

    46th IALHI conference - Edinburgh

    46th Annual Conference of the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)

    Call for Papers

    Global Connections in Labour History: Collecting and Discovering Migrant Workers’ Heritage

    16-19 September 2015, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

  • Keir Hardie Conference

    26 September 2015

    Keir Hardie Conference

    Keir Hardie conference

    Keynote Speaker: Professor David Howell, University of York
    A One-Day Public Conference Working Class Movement Library, Salford, UK Saturday 26 September 2015 Conference Fee: £20 waged; £7.50 unwaged Contact Dr Deborah Mutch, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK via email: dmutchdmu.ac.uk for further information

    download poster here

  • History of Adult Worker Education

    28 November 2015

    History of Adult Worker Education

    University of Huddersfield, 28 November 2015.
    For further information and details of how to submit a proposal click here
    Enquiries can be made of John Halstead john.halstead@blueyonder.co.uk

  • First Conference of the European Labour History Network

    14 December 2015

    14 – 16 December 2015, Torino/Turin (Italy)
    The European Labour History Network (ELHN) is pleased to announce its first conference from 14-16 December 2015 at the University of Turin facilitated and hosted by Stefano Musso (President of the Società Italiana di Storia del lavoro/SISLav – Italian Society of Labour History).
    Conference language: English
    For more information please contact:
    Astrid Verburg (IISG): ave@iisg.nl
    Lukas Neissl (ITH): ith@doew.at

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