News & Events

People's History? Radical Historiography and the Left in the Twentieth Century

University of East Anglia, Norwich – February 2020


Organised and hosted by UEA School of History in conjunction with the journal Socialist History and the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago,…

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Len Crome Memorial Conference 2020



 The International Brigades Memorial Trust will be holding the Len Crome Memorial Conference in Edinburgh on Saturday 21st March 2020.

Full details are still being worked out, but…

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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: Priya Gopal (author of Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British…

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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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