Published by Verso this month this important book is by John Boughton who runs the Municipal Dreams blog:
Friday 27 April – Thursday 27 September. The power of unity: 150 years of the TUC
Exhibition at Working Class Movement Library, Salford. Open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.
In 1868 at the Mechanics’ Institute in Manchester a meeting took place that became the first successful attempt to bring together the trades unions. This exhibition celebrates 150 years of the TUC and looks at the continuing need for unions now.
Monday 30 April. 7.30pm. Revolutionary sermons, democratic chapels and rebellious hymnals: religion in the Chartist movement
Dr Mike Sanders, Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Writing at the University of Manchester, will give the fifth annual Luddite Memorial Lecture. He will explore the role which religious ideas played in the Chartist struggle for basic democratic rights, and consider why religion was important to the Chartist movement and the ways in which Chartism challenged conventional Victorian religious ideas. He will be looking at the ‘revolutionary sermons’ of the ‘Chartist’ preacher, the Reverend Joseph Rayner Stephens, the ideas contained in the only surviving Chartist hymnal – the ‘National Chartist Hymn Book’ – and the role of Chartist and Democratic Chapels within the Chartist movement.
The lecture is presented by Huddersfield Local History Society and the University of Huddersfield History Department.
Free event; all welcome.
Bronte Lecture Theatre (BG05), University of Huddersfield
Thursday 17 May. 2-5pm. The future of unions – reaching out to young workers.
Discussion at Working Class Movement Library, Salford
Wednesday 9 May. 7-8.30pm. The archive and Historical Geographies of the Black Presence
Caroline Bressey and others talk about their work.
Autograph ABP, London
Further information and to book see
Thursday 1 June, Closing date for proposals for The British Society of Sports History 2018 Annual Conference
This will be held Friday 7 – Saturday 8 September at the University of Westminster
Abstracts must be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda Kaufmann’s Black Tudors
Miranda’s book has been shortlisted for the Wolfson History prize.
I will be selling the book at the What’s Happening in British Black History workshop in Huddersfield on Thursday 10 May at the discounted price of £15, and purchasers will be able to ask Miranda to sign. It would help me ensure I have the right number of copies if you email me you request for a copy at email@example.com
The programme for the day is at
Dr Jo Stanley has posted up a bibliography at
Cliff Pereira (former BASA Chair) has loaded up:
- Hyslop, “”Ghostlike’ Seafarers and Sailing Ship Nostalgia: The figure of the Steamship Lascar in the British Imagination c.1880-1960”, Journal for Maritime Research, 16:2, 2014, 212-228.
Jewish participants in the Second World War
- GI Jews
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The Uprising started on 19 April 1943
* Eric Sanders
Eric’s books are reviewed at