Sunday, 13 January 2013

CfP: LSHG Roundtable on the Dublin Lock-Out of 1913

LSHG Conference from Midday, Saturday 2 March
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London.

The Dublin Lock-Out from August 1913 to January 1914 is one of the most momentous events in Irish and British Labour History. The 100th anniversary is being widely marked in Ireland and with some events in the UK.

The London Socialist Historians Group is holding an afternoon event at the centre of UK research history, the Institute of Historical Research in London, to both recall the Lock-Out one hundred years on and to review the current state of historical research on it.

Several keynote speakers will present papers including John Newsinger [Bath] and Terry McCarthy but there is space for several shorter [20 25mins] papers on the agenda from those currently working in the area.

Areas covered might include:
􀂃 The role of James Larkin and James Connolly in the Lock-Out
􀂃 The importance and impact of the ideas of revolutionary
􀂃 The formation of the Irish TGWU and the Irish Labour Party
􀂃 Links between socialists in Ireland and the UK and the role of
the British TUC
􀂃 The successful organisation of impoverished and unskilled
Dublin workers in trade unions
􀂃 The short and longer term impacts of the end of the Lock-

Brief Summaries of papers should be sent to Keith Flett
[] no later than 31 January 2013
Conference from Midday, Saturday 2 March
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London.

Edited to add> Details of another centenary conference in Salford in October

Struggle, Solidarity and Defeat:
1913 Dublin Lockout Centenary Conference
Saturday 19 October 2013
 Old Fire Station, The Crescent, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT
 (next to the Salford Working Class Movement Library)
Organised by the University of Salford and Salford Working Class Movement Library sponsored by the Society for the Study of Labour History, Irish Labour History Society, North West Labour History Society, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations journal and North West Trades Union Congress (TUC)

9.45am-10.30am: Registration and Coffee

10.30am- 10.45am:Welcome and Introduction

10.45am-11.45am: The Dublin Lockout

Speaker: PadraigYeates, former IrishTimes industry and

employment correspondent; author of Lockout: Dublin 1913;

projectmanager of the Irish 1913 Committee

11.45am-12.45pm: The IrishTransport andGeneralWorkersUnion

Speaker: Francy Devine, author of Organising History: A Centenary

of SIPTU; 1909-2009, former President of Irish Labour History

Society and editor of journal Saothar; ex-tutor in the SIPTU

Education andTraining Department

12.45pm-2.00pm: Lunch,Music and Exhibition Display

2.00pm-3.00pm: JimLarkin

Speaker: EmmetO’Connor, senior lecturer in History,Magee

College, University of Ulster; author of James Larkin and

Syndicalism in Ireland

3.00pm-4.00pm: Solidarity and Defeat

Speaker: Ralph Darlington, Professor of Employment Relations,

University of Salford; author of The PoliticalTrajectory of J.T. Murphy

and Syndicalism and theTransition to Communism: An International

Comparative Analysis

Conference Registration:

£15 waged and £5 unwaged, with lunch provided

£5 donation requested

To reserve your place in advance please email
Edited to add: For other events around 1913, see here

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