Saturday, 22 January 2011

LSHG News and Conference details

The vast bulk of the LSHG Newsletter # 41 Spring 2011 is now online. Highlights include Keith Flett on black Chartist leader William Cuffay, Ian Birchall on Tony Judt and how socialists should write the history of the French left, Ben Lewis on Zinoviev, Jim Grundy on 'trade unionism in cricket' in Nottinghamshire, plus other odds and ends - including archival evidence highlighting a forgotten moment in the evolution of the 'special relationship' between the Liberals and Tories in British politics. The deadline for contributions to the next issue of the Newsletter is April 1st - please contact Keith Flett for more info.

The LSHG seminar series continues as follows ( All seminars at 5.30pm, Pollard Room, First Floor Institute of Historical Research Senate House, Malet Street London WC1 - entry free).

Monday 24th January Ben Lewis:
REDISCOVERING ZINOVIEV?
The USPD Halle Congress of October 1920

Monday 7th February
Owen Hatherley:
THE RUINS OF THE URBAN RENAISSANCE
or
WHY BLAIRITE URBANISM WAS A GOOD
IDEA APPALLINGLY IMPLEMENTED

Monday 21st February
John Lindsay:
OUT OF THE SHADOWS
The campaign for homosexual equality
from the 1970s

Monday 7th March
Professor Peter Alexander:
STATING CLASS, CLASSIFYING THE STATE:
South Africa's Witbank coal miners in comparative
perspectives, 1890-1950

Monday 21st March
George Paizis:
PANAIT ISTRATI:
REVOLUTIONARY, NOVELIST,
FRIEND OF VICTOR SERGE

Plus there is the The LSHG One Day Conference
MAKING THE TORIES HISTORY
Saturday 26th February 2011 9.30am-4.30pm
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1

Speakers include Ian Birchall, Neil Davidson, Nigel Harris (author Competition and the Corporate Society: British Conservatives, the State and Industry, 1945- 1964,(1971) David Renton and Richard Seymour (author The Meaning of David Cameron).

Advance registration is encouraged - please contact Keith Flett for details: keith1917@btinternet.com

Edited to add: Keith Flett has recently acquired a blog

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