2021 Conference: Fighting for Life
Class, Community and Care in Labour's History
The 17th biennial conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH) will be held 5-8 December 2021 in Bendigo, Victoria. Organised with the support of LaTrobe University…read more
PayPal Working Again!
Friday 18 June 2021
We are pleased to be able to report that the problems we were having with PayPal are now resolved.
PayPal is once again functioning on the website so that new members can now join via the…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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).
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more