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