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Uneven and Combined Development for the 21st Century

A Glasgow conference

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Hosted by the University of Glasgow's Socialist Theory and Movements Research Network in association with Historical Materialism

The conference…

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Shafted: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath

Scottish Book Launch for New Edition, Edinburgh

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The first edition of Shafted was published on the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. So much has happened over the last decade: cabinet paper revelations on the government’s …

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Shafted Cover

Labour History ‘Doors Open’ Walks in Glasgow

17-21 September 2019

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In 2014, the Scottish Labour History Society, with the late and sadly missed Chris Bartter of Glasgow Friends of MayDay, introduced a programme of walking tours of the city of Glasgow into its…

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Dumfries & Galloway: People and Place, c1700-1914

Wigtown Book Festival, Wigtown

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This year’s Wigtown Book Festival is disappointing from a Scottish Labour History perspective, with only this one item that might provide any insights into the lives of Scottish working people…

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Critical Theory in (a Time of) Crisis

A two-day Early Career Postgraduate Conference – Brighton

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This conference is being organised by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics Ethics (University of Brighton) and the Research Centre for Studies in Social and Political Thought (…

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Spirit of 1868 – A Banner Theatre Production

Theatre Royal Studio, Dumfries

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A stirring, riotous and inspiring celebration of 150 years of trade union struggle!

Driven by exhilarating folk, blues, punk and reggae rhythms, Spirit…

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Banner Theatre-Spirit of 1868

People's History? Radical Historiography and the Left in the Twentieth Century

University of East Anglia, Norwich – February 2020

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Organised and hosted by UEA School of History in conjunction with the journal Socialist History and the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago,…

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2020 Visions of Labour & Class in Ireland & Europe

Irish Labour History Society International Conference, Dublin – September 2020

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This internatonal conference, which will take place at Liberty Hall in Dublin, is being organised by the Irish Labour History Society (ILHS), in association with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions…

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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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The British Labour Movement and Internationalism

Special issue of Socialist History, spring 2020 – call for contributions

In this era of Brexit, the British Labour Party and the wider labour movement face the twin challenges of globalised capitalism on the one hand, and an upsurge in backward-looking nationalism on…

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Latest 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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