Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Why Labour History Still Matters

Why Labour history still matters 

 Marx Memorial Library, London, United Kingdom

 Labour history was central to many constructions of radical history in Britain in the twentieth century. Since the 1980s, however, the decline in the strength of the British trade union movement alongside intellectual trends away from the centrality of class have coincided with an apparent 'crisis' of labour history. Yet trade unions still have 6 million members in this country, work is still a central experience of everyday life, and antagonism at the point of production must still have a role in radical politics. But what place does recounting the experience of labour in the past have to play in this process? This session will bring together people who have engaged with the history of labour and trade unions from a variety of approaches to engage with this question.

Speakers: Sarah Boston (Film maker and author of Women Workers and the Trade Unions Mary Davis (Professor of Labour History) Owen Gower (director of Still the Enemy Within) Jeff Howarth (TUC Library Collections, Librarian)

 Tuesday, 1 December 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 

 Marx Memorial Library - 37A Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0DU GB

 Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-labour-history-still-matters-tickets-18610740225

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