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22 Novembre 2013

A Radical Inheritance?
Commemoration, Memorialisation, and Traditions of Protest in the History of Political Radicalism

More information here: http://standrewsschoolofhistory.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/day-conference-a-radical-inheritance-commemoration-memorialisation-and-traditions-of-protest-in-the-history-of-popular-radicalism/

University of St Andrews, St John’s House, South Street
Saturday 23 November 2013

The University of St Andrews, in conjunction with the Society for the Study of Labour History, the Scottish Labour History Society, and Liverpool University Press, will host a one-day conference on Saturday 23 November 2013. Entitled ‘A Radical Inheritance? Commemoration, Memorialisation, and Traditions of Protest in the History of Political Radicalism,’ and featuring keynote addresses from Dr Tom Buchanan (University of Oxford) and Dr Gordon Pentland (University of Edinburgh), the conference will explore contested histories, popular memory and forms of commemoration in both radical politics and in the writing of labour history itself. Please find the full conference programme below.

09.15-10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00-11.00 Keynote Lecture 1
Dr Tom Buchanan (University of Oxford)
Ideology, Idealism and Adventure: Narratives of the British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
11.00-12.30 Remembering the Spanish Civil War
Dr Paul Corthorn (Queen’s University Belfast)
History and Politics: British Labour Historians, the Cold War, and the Spanish Civil War
Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St Andrews)
The Spanish Civil War and Narratives of Loss
Emily Mason (University of Essex)
The Spanish Civil War and the British Peace Movement
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Keynote Lecture 2
Dr Gordon Pentland (University of Edinburgh)
Material Culture and Memorialisation in Radical and Reform Politics
14.30-15.30 Memorialising Protest in Mining Communities
Dr Quentin Outram (University of Leeds)
The Featherstone Massacre in Modern Memory
Dr Jim Phillips (University of Glasgow)
Memories, Memorials and the 1984-5 Strike
15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00-17.00 The Writing and Re-writing of Labour History
Alexander Hutton (University of Cambridge)
“Historical Materialism” or “A People’s History”: Tensions within British Marxist Historiography, c.1930-1960
Terry Brotherstone (University of Aberdeen)
Re-remembering Red Clydeside: King Charles’s Head and Calls for a New ‘New Labour History’
17.00-18.00 Representations of Radicalism in Culture and Memory
Dr Matt Perry (University of Newcastle)
Plays and the Memorialisation of Ellen Wilkinson and the Jarrow Crusade
Chris Moffat (University of Cambridge)
Revolutionary Ghosts and the Instability of Inheritance
18.00 Wine Reception

Online conference registration is available through the University of St Andrews Events page here. Registration fees are £15 for full delegates, with a discounted rate of £10 available to postgraduate students and members of both the Society for the Study of Labour History and the Scottish Labour History Society.

Details regarding accommodation in St Andrews can be found on the visitstandrews website, which also has a wealth of other information about the town such as places to eat, things to do and see, as well as an introduction to the town’s diverse history. Links to a number of local bed and breakfasts are also available here. Dundee is 20 minutes away by bus: a regular service to St. Andrews operates roughly every 15 minutes during the day. Alternatively, Edinburgh is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes away by train and bus (the last bus from St Andrews to Edinburgh is at 7pm; the last train from Leuchars to Edinburgh departs at 10.55pm). The conference venue is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the bus station. The nearest train station is Leuchars, which is a 10 minute bus or taxi ride away from St. Andrews. A full guide to getting to St. Andrews can be found here.

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