History events at 23 May inc. Peterloo, and journal essay list

General events; Peterloo events; essays in  Theory & Struggle, journal of Marx Memorial Library; Essays in Historical Studies in Industrial Relations

General events 

Tuesday 28 May.  5.15pm. She is an Outsider in Public Life’: women parliamentary candidates 1918-1923

Lisa Berry-Waite (University of Exeter)

IHR Seminar Senate House

Thursday 6 June. 6.30pm. ‘Time Come’ Britain’s black futures past

Arts 2 Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

The IHR Historical Research Lecture 2019 by Rob Waters

Drawing on the research for his new book Thinking Black: Britain, 1964–1985 (University of California Press), Waters will explore how the demand to ‘think black’, so common in the languages of political blackness of the long 1970s, worked as a call to carve out new historical subjects. This was an era in which remembering the histories of slavery and colonialism became a common concern for black Britons. Waters will show how, for its advocates, ‘thinking black’ meant working to remember these as unfinished histories that would be the driving force of change for Britain, the material out of which new futures would be made. In the project of thinking black, blackness was a historical experience whose time had come. What black futures were imagined at this moment in Britain’s past? And what role did black pasts play in imagining them?

After the lecture, Rob Waters will be joined in conversation with Kennetta Hammond Perry, Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (De Montfort University). Reception: 8pm

Monday 17 June. 5.30pm. The size of the crowd. How historians have assessed numbers at demonstrations from 1848 onwards

Talk by Keith Flett at London Socialist Historians Seminar at IHR, Senate House

Peterloo Events

To Saturday 7 September. Misshaping Peterloo

Commemorative exhibition by illustrator and ceramicist Alex Sicking

Manchester Draft & Design Centre, 17 Oak St, Manchester. M4 5JD

Friday 31 May – Thursday 19 September. Peterloo: news fake news

Exhibition at Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX

26 June. 7pm. Protest and the politics of space in Manchester and Salford in the 19thC

Talk by Katrina Navickas at Working Class Movement Library,

3 July. 2pm. Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Talk by Alison Morgan with singers at Working Class Movement Library, Salford

3 July.  7pm. “How many shots were fired?” the ‘Plug Plot Insurrection’ and Peterloo

Talk by Michael Saunders at Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Saturday 3 August. 2pm. Our Sam, the Middleton Man

Community film about Samuel Bamford, radical reformer and leader of Middleton contingent at Peterloo, at Working Class Movement Library, Salford

The Peterloo Massacre @Live1819. Report day by day.


Robert Poole. Peterloo. The English Uprising

Oxford University Press. July. Hardback. 9780198783466

Review of Peterloo Conference Manchester 18 June:


Essays in  Theory & Struggle, journal of Marx Memorial Library

Malcolm Chase. Chartism, democracy and Marx and Engels


On Marx’s method and the study of history. By way of introduction: concepts and dialectics in history


Andrew Murray. The October Revolution and the British Labour Movement A century in perspective


The Russian Revolution and Britain’s shop steward movement. The local roots of solidarity and the Councils of Action


Mary Davis. East End Women, Sylvia Pankhurst and the Russian Revolution 1917 to 1922


Mary Davis. Socialist opposition to the First World War


Paula Bartley. Ellen Wilkinson: from Red Suffragist to government minister


Graham Stevenson. Radical Clerkenwell


Essays in Historical Studies in Industrial Relations

James Moher. The Combination Laws and the Struggle for Supremacy in the Early Engineering Trades: The London Society of Journeymen Millwrights


Roger Seifert. Wearing the Turban: The 1967–1969 Sikh Bus Drivers’ Dispute in Wolverhampton


Sian Moore. Gender and Class Formation: Women’s Mobilization in the Industrialization of the Bradford Worsted Industry, 1780-1845


Lydia Redman. State Intervention in Industrial Disputes in the Age of the New Liberalism: The London Docks Strikes of 1911-12


Lewis Mates. ‘Seven Shillings is Not Exactly the Millennium’: Economic Liberalism and the Campaign for a Miners’ Minimum Wage in the Durham Coalfield to 1914


The 2012 issue is mainly concentrated on the 191/12 Great Unrest



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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