People’s History? Radical Historiography and the Left in the Twentieth Century

Date:
Saturday 15 February and Sunday 16 February 2020
Venue:

Organised and hosted by UEA School of History in conjunction with the journal Socialist History and the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago.

• Hanno Balz – Hostile Take-Over: A Political History of the Red Flag • Logie Barrow – Ascription: No mere Effect • Paula Bartley – Labour Women in Power: Cabinet Ministers in the 20th century • Brigitta Bernet – After Gramsci: The Politics of Microhistory • Ankica Čakardić – Class history of gender and agrarian capitalism • Brendan Campisi – ‘The Discovery of the Ancestors’: the ‘New History of American Communism’ and the US Far Left after the ’60s • Elen Cocaign – Knowledge is power ? Publishing left-leaning history books in 1930s and 1940s Britain • Steven Cushion – A Practical Application of Howard Zinn’s Conception of People’s History in Three Pamphlets • Axel Fair-Schulz – ‘Merely ‘Tons of Wasted Paper’? East German Historians Between Innovative Scholarship and Party Discipline: The Cases of Helga and Manfred Nussbaum’ • Christian Høgsbjerg – Arthur Leslie Morton and the Poetics of People’s History • Alan Hooper – Perspectives on the People: the (new) left before neo-liberalism • Yiannos Katsourides – The history of the struggle of fractions and the making of the Cypriot Left • Phoebe Kelloway – When Party histories distort the record: the 1929-30 Coal Lockout and the Communist Party of Australia’s myth-making • Pushpa Kumbhat – ‘Education for Democracy’, ‘Education for Emancipation’ Historical Narratives of the Workers’ Educational Association and the Labour Colleges 1900-1920 • Anastasia Kutuzova – ‘Les Enragés’ – the harbingers of left-wing radical movements of the 20th century? • Sofia Mali – Neo-national(ist) Histories: The product of European national museums’ alienated labour • Tijana Okic – Analogy, politics, history: the Yugoslav Women’s Antifascist Front • Julien Reiman – The Radical Radical: Humour and Similarity in the Historiography of Abbie Hoffman • Liam Ryan – History and the British Left: The Case of the Right to Work, 1900-1940 • Sophie Scott-Brown – Intellectual Lives, Performance and Persona: The Making of the People’s Historian • George Souvlis – Perry Anderson as practitioner of Intellectual history: From an anatomist of Marxism to an Olympian Savant of the World of Ideas • Sina Talachian – Maurice Dobb’s Domestication of Historical Materialism in the 1920s and 1930s • Tony Taylor – ‘A Literature of Protest and Aspiration’: Literary Culture and the Radical Platform in Britain, c.1890-1930 • Rhys Williams – The Communist Party Historians’ Group and the study of Biography •

For more details see the conference website

Attendance at the conference is free of charge, but prior booking is required. For further details contact Francis King at shspeopleshistory@gmail.com

Conference opens at 09.30 on Saturday 15 February.