“By Our Own Hands” – A People’s History of the Grenadian Revolution

Steve Cushion and Dennis Bartholomew

22nd January 2018, 17:30
London Socialist Historians Group
Seminar Room N304, Third Floor, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Much ink has been spilt over the final days of the  Revolution in Grenada (1979-83), while much less research has been done on the preceding four years. Read on ...

Anna Kingsford

SHS member Deborah Lavin will be one of the speakers at a day-long conference on Anna Kingsford (1846-1888) who is described as a “neglected figure in western esotericism who inspired individuals and organisations in many fields“.
Saturday 17th February 2018, 10am – 6pm.50 Gloucester Place, London, W1E 8UA.

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Remembering Bill Pelz

by Patrick Quinn and Eric Shuster

            Bill Pelz, a well-known socialist activist and prolific scholar in the field of European and comparative Labor History died at the age of 66 in Chicago on Sunday, December 10, 2017, following a heart attack.  Bill was born into a working class family on the South Side of Chicago. Read on ...

Communism and Democracy: history, debates and potentials

Join Mike Makin-Waite (author, Communism and Democracy) and Bea Campbell (journalist, broadcaster and author of many books) in conversation with Sally Davison (editorial team Soundings / Lawrence and Wishart)

Thursday 25 January 2018 7.00 pm
Marx Memorial Library,
37a Clerkenwell Green , London, EC1R 0DU
(Farringdon Underground Station)

Turn up on the evening – or sign-up to attend on the Lawrence and Wishart website…
As discussion continues about the relevance of the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution, Makin-Waite’s new book from Lawrence and Wishart highlights the democratic and liberal counter-currents that always existed within the communist movement. Read on ...