Monday, 25 June 2012

West Yorkshire Socialist Historians Group

 Further to this post about a Northern Radical History Network being formed,  this letter in Socialist Worker caught my eye recently:

 A forum for Yorkshire's working class history

In recent months we have set up the West Yorkshire Socialist Historians Group on the model of the London Socialist Historians Group.
We intend to provide a forum for socialist historians in the former West Riding and beyond.
Our aim is to intervene on many levels, from popular history to more ostensibly rigorous academic work.
We are recently retired college lecturers who want to promote discussion of new socialist approaches to history. We will discuss history from the point of view of the working class.
Our initial focus is on the revolutionary north in two periods.
First that immediately following the so-called Great Reform Act and the Chartist period. Second the period of the Great Unrest 1910-21/6.
Contact us if you are interested.
Brian Collier and Barry Pavier, or
Edited to add: WYSHG inaugural meeting on 17 July, 7.30pm at the Bradford Resource Centre. 

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