News & Events

Scottish Labour History: 2023 Edition

Journal Mailing

The 2023 edition of Scottish Labour History will be mailed out to members in the week beginning Monday 4th December.

Members attending the Society's John Maclean Centenary…

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The Ian MacDougall Essay Prize

Announcement of 2023/4 Essay Prize

The Scottish Labour History Society is pleased to annouce this year's Ian MacDougall Essay Prize.
The aim of the Prize is threefold:

*   to honour the memory of Dr. Ian MacDougall (…

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The Study of History under Threat

Statement from the Society for the Study of Labour History

Following the threat to the funding of arts and humanities courses at UK universities announced by the Westminster Government, the Royal Historical Society and the Society for the Study of Labour…

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Full SLHS Journals now online

From 1969 to 2020

We are able to announce that we now (late January 2021) have the complete set of back issues of the Scottish Labour History Society journals – from 1969 to 2020 – online and available to read and…

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Early British Communism

Two recent articles

The second of two articles commemorating the centenary of the British Communist Party is now available and should be of interest to members of the SLHS as it deals extensively with a number of…

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Coalfields & Communities during Nationalisation

Work, Community and Class in the British Coal Industry, 1947-1994

On Behalf of the People: Work, Community and Class in the British Coal Industry, 1947-1994 is an Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project led by Keith Gildart (University of…

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Maria Fyfe (1938-2020)

A Tireless Campaigner

It is with great sadness we have to record the death of former Labour MP – and SLHS member – Maria Fyfe, who passed away on Thursday 3rd December.

Born in Glasgow, the daughter of a tram…

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A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism

New Book by Jairus Banaji

The rise of capitalism to global dominance is still largely associated – by both laypeople and Marxist historians – with the industrial capitalism that made its decisive breakthrough in 18th…

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OpenLearn – Resources about Red Clydeside

'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919

Through its OpenLearn website, which offers free learning opportunities and courses, the Open University has developed a range of material exploring the origins and events surrounding Red…

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Marking the Bicentenary of the 1820 Rising

Two new historical studies (July 2020)

Two new books are out to mark the 200th anniversary of the Radical Rising in Scotland of 1820 and both are reviewed in the July/August issue of Scottish Left Review (SLR).


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Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

New book by SLH committee member Chris Miller

Former Scottish Labour History Society secretary Chris Miller has recently had Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

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Articles and Books from SLHS Members

New publications: 2017-2019

Members of the Scottish Labour History Society have had several articles published in recent journals, which may be of general interest to members and others.

The list, taken from SLHS…

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Scottish Miners in the Twentieth Century

New book by SLH Journal editor Jim Phillips

Scottish Labour History co-editor Jim Phillips has a new book out.

Scottish Coal Miners in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) examines the role coal…

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SLHS Booklet: Published December 2018

John Maclean: The Speech from the Dock

John Maclean's 1918 speech from the dock has become immortalised as a defining moment of a distinctive Scottish radical tradition, symbolising 'working-class morality' against the 'capitalist…

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