Saturday, 27 February 2010

Society for the Study of Labour History 50th Conference

Society for the Study of Labour History, 1960–2010
50th Anniversary Conference

Fifty Years of Labour History:
Past Achievements, Future Prospects

Saturday, 15 May 2010
People’s History Museum, Spinningfields, Manchester


10.00–10.30 Registration and Coffee
10.30am Welcome: Dr Alan Campbell, Chair, SSLH
Dr Nick Mansfield, Director, People’s History Museum

Celebrating Fifty Years of Labour History
Why We’re Here: The SSLH Over 50 Years Professor John McIlroy (Middlesex University)
Labour History and ‘History Proper’: Professor John Belchem (University of Liverpool)
British Labour History and the Wider World: Professor Neville Kirk (Manchester Metropolitan)

Labour Archives: Past, Present, Future
Janette Martin (University of Leeds)
Stefan Dickers (Bishopsgate Institute, London)

12.45pm Lunch (Participants make their own arrangements)

2.00pm Future Agendas
(1): National Labour Histories
Scotland - Dr Bill Knox (University of St Andrews)
Wales - Dr Neil Evans (University of Cardiff)
Ireland - Dr Emmet O’Connor (University of Ulster)

3.00 Coffee

3.15 Future Agendas
(2): Approaches to Class, Gender and Ethnicity
Panel discussion:
Dr Selina Todd (University of Manchester)
Dr Hester Barron (University of Sussex)
Professor Don MacRaild (Northumbria University)

4.15 Summing up and closing remarks:
Professor Keith Laybourn (University of Huddersfield)

£5.00; free to students/unwaged.
Places are limited.
Advance registration by 1 May is strongly recommended to guarantee a place: contact Dr Charlotte Alston, SSLH Conference Secretary, Dept of Humanities, University of Northumbria, NE1 8ST;
cheques made payable to Society for the Study of Labour History.

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