History events and news at 4 June

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To 28 August. People Power: Fighting for Peace – the struggles faced by Conscientious Objectors

Exhibition  at the Imperial War Museum


Tuesday 6 June. International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation

Because of the General Election this North Labour History Society First Tuesday talk has been re-scheduled to 7 November.

Thursday 8 June. 6pm. What Matters in Jane Austen?

British Society for 18thC Studies Patron’s lecture by John Mullan.

Free admission. Booking required

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York


Friday 9 June. 7.30pm. Lunar Lecture: 18th Century Gardens

Erasmus Darwin House talk by Elaine Mitchell on the Lunar Men and the global plant trade.

£5 per ticket.

College Hall, 21 The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7LD

Wednesday 14 June. 5pm. Race, Class, and Revolution:  Insights from 1919

Professor Tyler Stovall (University of California Santa Cruz

Newcastle University  Armstrong Building 1.03. All welcome.

Thursday 22 June.  6.30pm. Slavery in Small Things: Slavery and Modern Cultural Habits

Professor Walvin’s talk will explore the cultural legacy of slavery through commonplace daily objects. It will trace the relationship between slavery and modern cultural habits through an analysis of such objects that include sugar, tobacco, tea, maps, portraiture, print, and more. It utilises common objects to illustrate the cultural impact and legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.

North East Labour History Society event. Professor Walvin’s talk will be introduced by John Charlton.

To ensure your place, please call the Literary and Philosophical Society on 0191 232 0192. There is no charge.

Sunday 9 July. 4.30pm. Anna Seward

Erasmus Darwin House Lunar Lecture by Marion Roberts on the ‘Swan of Lichfield’ Anna Seward

Tickets cost £5, booking essential (01543 306260).

College Hall, 21 The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD

There will also be timed tours of Lichfield’s Cathedral Close throughout the day, with a possible visit to Anna’s former home. (£3.50)

Migrants’ histories and experiences of play:  disruption, continuity, education

The University of Greenwich is seeking to recruit a student for this funded PhD project. Details at:


Deadline is 13 June. .

The Gallowgate Lad. Joe Wilson’s Life & Songs

Dave Harker’s new book is available from him, for £15 for orders received and paid for before publication and £20 after publication (plus postage).

Orders to him with cheques payable to ‘Dave Harker’ at 11 Ouseburn Wharf, St. Lawrence Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE61BY

A few copies of his  Cat-Gut Jim. Ned Corvan’s Life & Songs may still be available for £20.

Can you help provide information to the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project?

One of the important ways that the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project and local historians are helping each other is by sharing new information which can lead to it being added to the project database. As examples of my involvement see:



Bravery & Deception: The Pentrich Revolt of 1817

Pamphlet by Julian Atkinson available by post for £2.60 –including postage and packing. To place your order by email (including your postal address) to:


Or send £2.60 per copy  by cheque payable to ‘NDLHS’ to:
NDLHS, 2 Devonshire Promenade, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2DS;  or BACS Credit  C. Richardson at Co-op Bank account 72180673  sort code 08-90-74. ref. ‘N&DLHS’.


The Importance Of Recording Feminist Oral Histories

Sheffield University MA student Hattie Foreman discusses her work on the Sheffield Feminist Archive.



Racism and Citizenship

This website explores the historical tensions between racism and citizenship over 5 centuries linked to an exhibition in Lisbon.


Jeffrey Green’s Black History website

Jeff has added to his posting about Henry Lewis information I provided him from a Croydon newspaper.


Jeff’s recent postings are

Two Chinese doctors in London: James Hochee (1828-1896) and Ping Win Lam (1893-1981)

The Hangman’s Record’ as a source, 1857-1920


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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