Friday, 18 January 2013

50 Years of EP Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class

A day conference organised by the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library
Saturday 13 April 2013, People's History Museum, Manchester
The Making of the English Working Class by E P Thompson
Time 10:00 - 16:45
Duration 6 hours 45 minutes
Cost £10/£5 unwaged
Edward Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class appeared in 1963 and has become one of the most influential history texts of the 20th century.  It is still in print 50 years on, having survived challenges from Marxist, feminist and postmodern historians.  This day conference celebrates Thompson’s classic, and considers its reception, its critics, and why it endures.
Speakers will include the broadcaster Stuart Maconie, the former union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe, and Professor Adrian Randall from the University of Birmingham.

The conference will also include displays from the Working Class Movement Library and the Labour History Archive & Study Centre at the People’s History Museum.

Booking Requirements: Booking required, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

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