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.
Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Labour and Communist Politics in the City of Oxford Between the Wars
Speaker: Duncan Bowie
May 12th 2pm till 4pm for the talk, preceded by the AGM at 1pm.
Duncan Bowie is a research associate at UCL. He is a member of the executive committees Read on ...
London Socialist Historians’ Workshop on
Internationalist Renegades and Traitors
Saturday 19th May, 12 – 5pm
Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, WC1E 7HU
Admission free, with a collection to cover expenses
The Levellers who refused to support Cromwell’s war in Ireland; the Polish troops who Read on ...
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The Russian Revolution of 1917 changed the world forever. For once, it appeared that the oppressed workers were within grasp of the levers of state power and for a while the prospect of permanently ending exploitation seemed a real possibility. The revolutionary mood swept across continents and Read on ...
Scottish Labour History Society’s new publication
Reproduced in this new 146-page book are two pamphlets by the late Steve McGrail, reporting from the white heat of struggle by Stirlingshire miners during the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Jim Phillips, author of ‘Collieries, Communities and the Miners’ Strike in Scotland, 1984-5′ and co-editor Read on ...
Marx 200 – an international conference
A major international conference celebrating Marx’s work and exploring the significance of Marxism in the world today
5 May 2018
09:00 – 17:00
SOAS, University of London, EC1H 0XG
Organised by the Marx Memorial Library on the bicentenary of Marx’s birth
£15/10 concession – Read on ...