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May 2017

Silvie Fisch, Rosie Serdiville and Liz O’Donnell. First Tuesday – ‘Hunting The Hun’

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

This project looks at the lives of people from German communities and their relations to the indigenous population in the North East of England before, during and after the First World War. The majority of German migrants had come to Britain in the nineteenth century and were well respected, until their lives changed fundamentally with the outbreak of war. Liz has taught in further and higher education for thirty years before working for Northumberland Archives as an outreach officer, mainly…

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Visualising Labour: Workers and Work in Photography and Film

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Room 1.03, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
Free

Visualising labour is not a neutral process. Surveillance, propaganda and advertising have depicted labour on behalf of capital or the state. Through genres such as social documentary or activist film and photography, that hegemony has been challenged. This conference seeks to draw together labour historians and scholars of visual culture to examine the visual representations of labour. This cross-disciplinary dialogue has the potential to develop a fruitful exchange of insights, affinities and critical perspectives. Armstrong Building 1.06 More details at:…

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June 2017

Getting Going with Oral Labour History

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
University of Westminster, Room C279, 35 Marylebone Road, London
(opposite Madame Tussauds and nearly opposite Baker Street tube), NW1 5LS

Oral Labour History Day 2017 Getting Going with Oral Labour History Britain at Work (B@W) 1945-95 in association with British Universities’ Industrial Relations (BUIRA) IR History Group and Oral History Society (OHS) For further details or to reserve a place, please email Michael Gold (m.gold@rhul.ac.uk) or Linda Clarke (clarkel@wmin.ac.uk) Once again, the Britain at Work (B@W) group is organising an Oral Labour History Day. This year’s theme is about how to get going and continue with oral labour history, with…

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POSTPONED: Steve Grinter & Doug Miller – First Tuesday: ‘ITG on Tyne – The Work of the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation’

June 6

This event has been postponed because of it proximity to the General Election. We apologise fo any inconvenience this may cause. This talk will now be given on 7 November 2017 at the Old George Inn.

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CANCELLED: Professor Tyler Stovall: Race, Class, and Revolution: Insights from 1919

June 14

Unforunately Professor Stovall has been unable to make his planned visit to this country so this talk will not be happening. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Professor Sovall hopes to come over in the next semester. Professor Tyler Stovall from the University of California Santa Cruz will be speaking at Newcastle University on ‘Race, Class, and Revolution:  Insights from 1919’. Tyler Stovall is a former professor of French history at UC Berkeley, now at UC Santa Cruz as dean of…

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An NELH Jubilee Talk: Professor James Walvin, Slavery in Small Things: Slavery and Modern Cultural Habits

June 22 @ 6:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
Free

Professor James Walvin A Joint Event with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society. This is the first event in the North East Labour History Society's Jubilee celebration. Many more events are planned and we will be advertising them all on our special Jubilee pages which will soon be appearing. Professor Walvin's talk will be introduced by John Charlton. We are most grateful to the North East Area Miners' Social Welfare Trust Fund for their support for this and other NELH…

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July 2017

EDUCATION FOR ACTION’S GALA WEEK ACTIVITY PROGRAMME 2017

July 1 - July 8
The Miners’ Hall, Redhill, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE

 (DOWNLOAD PDF) All meetings, unless stated otherwise will take place in the Committee Room or Main Hall (the Pitman’s Parliament), Miners’ Hall, Red Hills, Durham City. All events and activities are open to everyone and are free. The building is accessible.  SATURDAY 1ST JULY – REDHILLS OPEN DAY  10:00am – 3:00pm: RED HILLS OPEN DAY (No booking required) Come share and celebrate with us our mining heritage, in this wonderful and unique building. A wonderful opportunity to explore the ‘Pitman’s…

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An NELH Jubilee Talk: Michael Chaplin, Hame – My Durham, Collected Works of Sid Chaplin

July 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Miners’ Hall, Redhill, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE
Free

This talk is the second of NELH's Jubilee events. It will be at the Miners' Hall at Redhills, Durham. It is also part of the Education4Action Gala Week activity Programme at Redhills. There will be a guided tour of the Miners' Hall at 6:00pm and the actual talk will be at 7:00pm. If you would like to come to this tour please let us know on secretary@nelh.net. The talk will be introduced by John Stirling. We are most grateful to…

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September 2017

First Tuesday: CHANGE OF SPEAKERS: Doug Miller and Steve Grinter – ‘ITG on Tyne – The Work of the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation’

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

The 5 September First Tuesday was planned to feature Eric Wade talking about 'The Big Hewer'. Unfortunately Eric can no longer make it. However, we are delighted to say that Doug Miller and Steve Grinter have agreed to step in and bring forward from November, their talk on The Work of the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation. The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation was a Global Union Federation representing more than ten million trade union members…

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Joseph Skipsey: The Pitman Poet of Percy Main

September 7

These are three related events at locations around Tyneside, all on Thursday 7 September, to celebrate the 185th Anniversary of the birth of Joseph Skipsey, the Pitman Poet of Percy Main. THE PITMAN POET OF PERCY MAIN: Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903) 185th anniversary of his birth event with launch of a new book about Skipsey published by Northern Voices Community Projects in association with North Tyneside council. Featuring poetry and songs by contributors to the book, together with readings of Skipsey's own…

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