An introduction to the History Workshops, which were annual forums held between 1967 and 1994 devoted to the study and development of the ‘history from below.’
Author: Luke Parks
Information about the archive collections containing records of the History Workshop movement, held in the library of Bishopsgate Institute in London.
Information from the first History Workshop, organised by Raphael Samuel, which took place at Ruskin College on 4th March 1967, entitled ‘A Day with the Chartists.’
History Workshop 2 on ‘Education and the Working Class in Nineteenth-Century England’ took place at Ruskin College on 4 November 1967.
History Workshop 3, entitled ‘The English Countryside in the 19th Century (Including Wales),’ took place at Ruskin College on Saturday 16 November 1968.
History Workshop 4, held without an overarching theme, took place at Ruskin College on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 1969.
History Workshop 5, titled ‘Workers’ Control in 19th Century England’, took place at Ruskin College on 13 and 14 February 1971.
History Workshop 6 on ‘Childhood in History: Children’s Liberation’ took place at Ruskin College between 5 May and 7 May 1972.
History Workshop 7, themed ‘Women in History’, was held at Ruskin College between 4th and 6th May 1973
Information from History Workshop 8, held at the London School of Economics on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 1973 on the subject of Family, Work, Home