AGM and May meeting

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 of the the Socialist History Society and the London Labour Housing Group. Read on ...

TREASON

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
Registration required
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treason-tickets-44281819113

Programme:
12 – registration
12.15 Welcome / Introduction
12.20-1pm – Rebel Warriors (chair Christian Høgsbjerg]
Soldiers of Misfortune: Napoleon’s Polish Deserters in the West Indies – Jonathan North [with a contribution from Christian Høgsbjerg]
The Saint Patrick’s Battalion – David Rovics [recorded]
-1pm – Break –
1.30-2.30 – Anti-Fascism (chair: Keith Flett)
Organised Resistance to the Nazis from within the German Workers’ Movement from 1933-1945 – Merilyn Moos
Italians and Germans in the French Resistance – Steve Cushion
3pm-4pm Anti-Imperialism (chair Keith Flett)
The India and Burma Empire: Michael Carritt and Arthur Attwood – Richard Saville
Betraying the Moribund Empire: France 1946-1962 – Ian Birchall
4pm Opening the Debate – Steve Cushion (chair: Christian Høgsbjerg)

For more details of the London Socialist Historians Group
see the website londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.com/
or Twitter @LSHGofficial

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Two Events to Celebrate Karl Marx

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 – tickets available here…

Plenary sessions on:
• political economy and its relevance today – why Marx was right
• philosophy and human development – Marxism and the battle of ideas
• the international role of the working-class movement – Marxism as a force for change

With speakers including:

John McDonnell MP, the Shadow Chancellor;
Sarah Mosoetsa (professor of sociology at the National Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Johannesburg);
Isabel Monal (editor of the Cuban theoretical journal Marx Ahora);
David McLellan (visiting professor of political theory at Goldsmith College, University of London);
Ben Fine (professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London);
John O’Neill (professor of political economy at Manchester University);
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxism);
Ann-Kathrin Krug, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin;
Luo Wendong, deputy editor-in-chief of Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing

Saturday 5th May
10am-6pm
Rich Mix, London
E1 6LA

As Marx’s 200th birthday approaches, his ideas could hardly be more relevant. Read on ...