Monthly Archives: April 2013

Middle Class Recruits to Communism in the 1930s: lecture transcript and video

Why did some idealistic young people join the Communist Party of Great Britain in the 1930s? What was the attraction of Communism and which beliefs, events or material circumstances prompted them to join? How did the Party respond to this predominantly university-educated group of recruits? These and related issues will be explored through case studies […]

Conference announcement: Fifty years of The Making of the English Working Class

Fifty years of EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class Queen Mary University of London, 25 June 2013 Co sponsors: PSA Communism Specialist group and PSA Labour Movements Group E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class is undoubtedly one of the most widely read and cited works of British history of […]

Toward the United Front: book launch available online

Book launch of Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922. The full congress record is now available for the first time in English and in paperback. Editor and translator John Riddell reflects here on the lessons of translating the rich conversations and debates that shaped a generation of […]

Book launch: Clara Zetkin, National and International Contexts

June 2013 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Clara Zetkin, a renowned figure in the international working class movement; a Marxist activist and writer she was an inspiration for men and women in their struggle against imperialist war and economic exploitation. She dedicated her life to the Socialist cause and was a leading […]

C.L.R. James: forthcoming events, London, Glasgow and Liverpool

The C.L.R. James Legacy Project will be hosting our first conference in London in just over a month’s time and we would love to see you there. The event will be preceded the evening before with the C.L.R. James Annual lecture (the importance of the black vote) at the Dalston C.L.R. James Library. Details about […]