Archive for August, 2012

22
Aug
12

the making of the english working class 50 years on

50 years of E.P.Thompson’s ‘The Making of the English Working Class,’
13 April 2013
A day conference organised by the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library.
p. Edward Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class appeared in 1963 and has become one of the most influential history texts of the twentieth century. It is still in print fifty years on, having survived challenges from Marxist, feminist and postmodern historians. This day conference celebrates Thompson’s classic, and considers its reception, its critics, and why it endures.

See more details at http://www.phm.org.uk/whats-on/ »

22
Aug
12

remembering dorothy and edward

Remembering Dorothy and Edward
29 September 2012
Dorothy and Edward Thompson were renowned historians. E.P. Thompson is best known for the seminal The Making of the English Working Class; Dorothy Thompson for the ground-breaking The Chartists.

Sheila Rowbotham will present the inaugural Dorothy and E.P. Thompson Lecture.

Time: Doors open at 1.00 p.m. Lecture starts at 1.30 p.m.
Venue: The Perdiswell Young Peoples’ Leisure Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester.
email: dandeptlecture@talktalk.net

02
Aug
12

Anti-Communist History Conference

A CENTURY OF ANTI-COMMUNISMS
Inaugural conference of PSA Communism Specialist Group, University of Manchester, Friday 21 September 2012

Venue: Arthur Lewis Building (boardroom), Social Sciences, University of Manchester (no 36 on campus map http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/travel/maps/)
Registration: free to PSA members, £15 to non-members (£10 students and unwaged) to cover lunch and refreshments. Both members and non-members of the PSA should please register in advance
Contact: Gidon.Cohen@durham.ac.uk or Kevin.Morgan@manchester.ac.uk to register for this event or for further information

02
Aug
12

Twentieth Century Communism day conference

TOWARDS A TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNIST HISTORY
Twentieth Century Communism day conference
University of Manchester, Friday 7 December 2012, 10.00-5.15

Given the professed internationalism of the communist movement, communist historiography has inevitably figured prominently in recent developments in transnational labour history. Much work has focused on the connection between national communist parties and the centre of world communism in Moscow. But researchers have also begun to explore less restricted conceptions of the transnational, whether through more sophisticated approaches to the concepts of national and international or through other forms of transnational association than those centring on Moscow. Through sessions on ‘Communism: national and national’ and Communism: exiles and diasporas’ this day conference presents recent work from both these perspectives.
• Norman LaPorte (Glamorgan) Ernst Thälmann and the Making of a German Communist
• Chris Holmsted Larsen (Roskilde) Danish cadres in the Comintern: Agents of international communism or vanguard of a national working class?
• David Featherstone (Glasgow) African American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
• Adrià Llacuna (UAB) Spanish democracy at war against fascism: a militant experience of “new type” for British Communists
• Alix Heiniger (Geneva) German communists in France and Switzerland during the Second World War
• Shirin Hirsch (Manchester) Chileans in Britain: exile politics or communist internationalism?
• José Neves (Lisbon, New University) The Foreign Road to Homeland – Notes from the History of Portuguese Communism
• Josep Puigsech (UAB) The Communist International, Spanish communism in exile and the national question 1939-43
Thanks to generous support from the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, attendance at the conference is free but for catering purposes we do ask that you make sure to register in advance.

For further information (including confirmation of the venue) or to register for the conference please contact the organiser adria.llacuna@gmail.com
http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/twentiethcenturycommunism/contents.html

02
Aug
12

Che Guevara and Revolutionary Cuba

Joint event organised by Cuba Solidarity Campaign and the Socialist History Society
Che Guevara and Revolutionary Cuba: An Illustrated History
Nicola Seyd presents an illustrated talk of her memories of visiting Cuba in the summer of 1960
7pm, 11th October
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre




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