News & Events

Len Crome Memorial Conference 2020



Details of the IBMT's annual Len Crome Memorial Conference are now available. This year's conference will take place on Saturday 21 March at the University of Edinburgh in the George Square…

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Liberalism Inc - 200 Years of The Guardian

Goldsmiths, University of London – May 2020


This conference will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London, Saturday 9 May 2020.

Keynote speakers: Gary Younge (former editor-at-large of the…

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Victor Jara Festival: El Sueño Existe-The Dream Lives On

Y Plas Arts Centre, Machynlleth


This year the festival, which remembers the life and work of Chilean musician and activist Victor Jara, will focus on El Salvador, and especially on the Music for Hope project, which supports the…

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2020 Visions of Labour & Class in Ireland & Europe

Irish Labour History Society International Conference, Dublin – September 2020


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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Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

New book by SLH committee member Chris Miller

Former Scottish Labour History Society secretary Chris Miller has recently had Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

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Articles and Books from SLHS Members

New publications: 2017-2019

Members of the Scottish Labour History Society have had several articles published in recent journals, which may be of general interest to members and others.

The list, taken from SLHS…

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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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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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