Archive for August, 2013

20
Aug
13

Eric Hobsbawm: Historian, Teacher and Critic 

This special SHS seminar will seek to assess the late Eric Hobsbawm’s enduring contribution to the study of history.  Panel Discussion  Willie Thompson, formerly Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University;  Malcolm Chase, Professor of Social History, University of Leeds;  David Parker, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds.

 Tuesday 1st October 2013, 7.00 pm. 

At Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH. Near Liverpool Street Station/underground.   

 Space is limited – please book early to ensure your place     To book, contact the Bishopsgate Institute on 020 7392 9200 or online at  : http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Events

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11
Aug
13

CfP: 1914-1919: Imperial War to Class War

Call for Papers: 1914-1919: Imperial War to Class War

 

 Conference on World War One organised by the London Socialist Historians Group

 

Institute of Historical Research, WC1, 25th January 2014

 

 

 

The labour movement internationally supported the First World War but a minority across a range of viewpoints from Keir Hardie to Lenin refused to go along with their Government’s warmongering.

 

 

The war was to lead to death on an industrial scale and eventually revolution in Russia and Germany.

 

 

The Coalition Government plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the war but not celebrate it as a victory. Many on the right however are demanding that it should be celebrated as such. 
This conference will seek to take an alternative look at a range of aspects of WW1 from those who opposed it, to the workers movements which developed during it and after it and the harsh and deathly realities of the ‘war to end all wars’.

Papers presenting new research in these areas and perhaps particularly the impact of women and ethnic minorities in the war, which have been and are likely to remain under represented in historical studies, are particularly welcome.
 
Proposals for papers are invited- 500 words maximum- by the end of September 2013
Send to Keith Flett:  keith1917@btinternet.com
 



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