The Society takes an interest in every aspect of human history from the earliest social formations to modern society, its culture and political activities. We encourage anyone with an interest in our history to join us and participate in our activities. The Society is particularly interested in the struggles of labour, women, progressive and peace movements throughout the world, as well as the movements and achievements of working class communities, colonial peoples, black people, and other oppressed groups seeking social justice, human dignity and liberation.
The joint authors of the publication will discuss why the writers who are featured still matter. David Morgan will speak about Edgell Rickword and Greta Sykes will speak about Anna Seghers and Carlo Levi. Read on ...
A talk by Katherine Connelly hosted by the SHS On 15th April
About the speaker:
Katherine Connelly is a historian, writer and activist. The author of the biography Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (Pluto Press, 2013), she most recently edited and introduced Pankhurst’s hitherto unpublished manuscript about her tours of the United States: A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change (Pluto Press, 2019). Read on ...
A talk with Edith Hall and Henry Stead
Hosted by the Socialist History Society
The talk was be based on the book by Hall and Stead of the same name, A People’s History of Classics, Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain and Ireland 1689 to 1939, which was published in 2020. Read on ...
Join Naomi Clifford to discuss Louise Michel, heroine of the Paris Commune
About this Event
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Louise Michel, feminist, anarchist, poet, playwright and journalist, who survived the bloody end of the 1871 Paris Commune and subsequent exile to New Caledonia, loved London and visited several times.