Friday, 25 February 2011

John Saville: Socialist Historian

Socialist History Society Public Meeting

John Saville: Socialist Historian

Book Launch and Seminar
7pm, 13th May 2011
Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool St

A meeting to mark the launch of the volume, John Saville: Commitment and History, a collection of essays edited by David Howell, Dianne Kirby and Kevin Morgan, published jointly by the Socialist History Society and Lawrence & Wishart.

John Saville (1916-2009) was one of the leading socialist historians of his generation, a former member of the Communist Party Historians’ Group and one of the most influential writers on the British labour movement. The meeting, reflecting his diverse interests, will involve some of those who contributed to the new book. An editor of the Socialist Register and The Dictionary of Labour Biography, John Saville also produced influential studies of Chartism, the Labour Party, British foreign policy, the state and imperialism.

Further details of the speakers at this meeting will soon be announced.

Free Admission; all welcome

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