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Huddersfield University: Conference on Labour & Nationalism

5 May 2018 @ 09:00 - 17:30

Coffee served from 9.00 am. Conference starts at 9.30 am and closes at c. 5.30 pm.

Confirmed papers

  • Thomas Stewart ‘The Labour Party and the rise of Scottish Nationalism in Dundee since the 1990s’
  • Emmett O’Connor ‘Labour, Britain and Ireland: Colonization and Mental Colonization’
  • Adrian Grant, ‘James McCarron, 1851-1918: Irish nationalist and defender of British trade unions in Ireland’
  • Catherine Healy, Trinity College Dublin on Irish female immigrants and the threat of domestic warfare
  • James Curry ‘The Labour and National poems of Maeve Cavanagh McDowell, James Connolly’s Poetess of the Irish Revolution’
  • Daniel Rayner O’Connor ‘The Revolutionary Link: Syndicalism and Nationalism in the Irish Revolution, 1913-1923’
  • Geoffrey Bell, “Hiding their light under a bushel’ – British Labour and the War of Irish Independence’
  • Geert Van Goethem, ‘Inter-nationalism and the British Trade Unions’
  • Paul Corthorn, ‘British Labour and British Nationalism: responses to Enoch Powell’
  • Daryl Leeworthy, ‘Who’s Nation? Diversity, Social Justice and the Labour Party in South Wales, 1967-2003’
  • Martin Wright, ‘Socialism and Nationalism in Wales’ :The Chimera of Welsh Politics?’ The Search for a Welsh Socialist Party from the 1890s to the 1990s


Round table discussion on Labour and Nationalism with Peter Ackers, Geert van Goethem, Emmett O’Connor and Martin Wright

For final programme see http://sslh.org.uk/news-post/2017-12-19-labour-and-nationalism-conference-5-may-2018

FREE – but registration required, EITHER register at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/labour-nationalism-conference-tickets- 43630314445

OR: email Keith Laybourn to reserve a place


  • LLAFUR, The Welsh People’s History Society
  • Scottish Labour History Society
  • Irish Labour History Society
  • SSLH – Society for the Study of Labour History


5 May 2018
09:00 - 17:30


University of Huddersfield
5th Floor of Oastler Building, Queensgate
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH