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Sep
14

NOT SUCH A LOVELY WAR DAY CONFERENCE

NOT SUCH A LOVELY WAR

Saturday 1st November 2014

Venue: Conway Hall

11am to 4.00pm Admission free

Speakers:

‘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 Newens

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

War One’

Keith Flett

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

(Merlin 2005).

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.

http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/

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