Soviet Communes

A Socialist History Meeting held on Saturday 18th May 2019

A talk  by Dr Andy Willimott, author, Living the Revolution: Urban Communes and Soviet Socialism, 1917 – 1932

A Report of the Meeting from Duncan Bowie:

Andy gave a talk on his book: Living the Revolution: urban communes and soviet socialism 1917-1932. Read on ...

The Living Wage and the pursuit of a ‘Revolutionary Policy’

A Socialist History Society Public Meeting with Speaker Ian Bullock author of Under Siege The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain took place on Saturday 16th March

A Report of the Meeting from Duncan Bowie:

Ian gave a talk based on his recent book, Under Siege, which was a history of the Independent Labour Party between 1918 and 1940. Read on ...

Contested Minorities in the ‘New Europe’: National Identity from the Baltics to the Balkans, 1918-1939

A Conference at Birkbeck, University of London 
1-2 June 2019

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Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arose on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the ‘minorities question’. Across this mosaic of geopolitical boundaries, what the Czech philosopher Tomáš Masaryk emphatically termed ‘New Europe’, thousands of disparate communities suddenly discovered that they now existed as minorities, often in areas adjacent to their designated homelands. Read on ...