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      Society for the Study of Labour History
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      Labour History Review Essay Prize 2020

      Labour History Review Essay Prize 2020

      The SSLH is delighted to announce that University of Exeter doctoral student Matt Beebee has won the 2020 LHR essay prize for his work on the social and cultural impact of the closure of Bilston steelworks, Wolverhampton, in the 1970s. It will be published as an article in the journal in late 2020.

      For more information on the Labour History Review, click here.

      Latest issue of Labour History Review

      Latest issue of Labour History Review

      The latest edition of the SSLH’s journal, Labour History Review, includes articles by Emanuelle Mome on gender and the Chartist movement; Rosalind Eyben on syndicalism during the First World War; and Patrick Smylie on communism in Cold War Belfast.

      Labour History Review, Volume 85, Number 1, 2020

      Featured Document - John Fielden and William Fitton Letter

      Featured Document:
      John Fielden and William Fitton Letter

      This letter was exchanged between Radical reformers John Fielden and William Fitton in 1836.

      Fielden was involved in Reform Bill agitation in Manchester in the 1830s. Fitton, surgeon, was indicted for seditious activity in 1819.

      The Society

      Founded in 1960, the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) is the UK’s principal organisation dedicated to the study of labour history.

      Membership is open to everyone who would like to learn more about labour history and heritage whether on a professional or amateur basis.

      The SSLH publishes the journal the Labour History Review, organises regular conferences and actively promotes the preservation of historical resources connected to the labour movement.

      Labour History Review

      Since 1960 Labour History Review has explored the working lives and politics of ‘ordinary’ people. It has played a key role in redefining social and political history.

      Membership to the Society is secured by means of a subscription to LHR. Find out about other membership benefits and how to subscribe here?

      If you are interested in submitting articles to the LHR you can find out more here?

      Student members are also eligible to apply for the SSLH postgraduate bursary

      Archives & Resources

      Since its foundation the SSLH has actively encouraged the preservation of labour history archives, objects (banners, cartoons, ephemera)and printed collections.

      The Archive and Resources Sub-Committee includes staff working at key archives, libraries and museums whose collections tell the story of the British labour movement.

      Find out more about their unique collections here