NOT SUCH A LOVELY WAR
Saturday 1st November 2014
Venue: Conway Hall
11am to 4.00pm Admission free
‘Class cohesion and spurious patriotism: trade
union internationalism in the First World War’
Professor Kevin Morgan
Kevin is a historian of British Communism and the left whose latest book is ‘Bolshevism,
syndicalism and the general strike: The lost internationalist world of A.A. Purcell.
(Lawrence & Wishart 2013)
‘Imperialist Rivalries and the Origins of the First World War’
Stan, a former MP and MEP, is President of the Socialist History Society and a keen
historian who recently published his autobiography, In Quest of a Fairer Society.
‘So Bloody Much to Oppose – grassroots opposition to World
Convener of the London Socialist Historians Group, Keith is a prolific letter writer and
author of Chartism After 1848: The Working Class and the Politics of Radical Education
German Women and the First World War
Dr Helen L Boak
‘Down with the war! We don’t want to starve any longer': German working-class women
and the First World War
Dr Boak will discuss working-class woman’s perspectives on the war covering attitudes to
the outbreak of war, their experiences during the war and the ramifications of the war
for women in the early 1920s. Author of Women in the Weimar Republic.