Radical Histories Conference

Radical Histories/ Histories of Radicalism conference and festival
London, 30 June to 3 July 2016

To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the death of the socialist historian Raphael Samuel, along with the fortieth anniversary of the journal he helped to found, History Workshop Journal. A weekend of discussion, celebration and debate bringing together activists, community historians, students, teachers, writers, artists, practitioners of history from inside and outside universities.

Themes include:  What is radical history? History and radical struggle; utopianism, radical visions and visionaries; radical education; radical religion; gender and sexuality; Race, ethnicity, and activism; radical London; the politics of housing; radicalism and the university; radical arts and aesthetics radical archives, radical publishing; history online, oral history; protest movements; class, communities, labour history; local and global connections; peace activism.

Plenaries: ‘Radical Histories Then and Now’; ‘History Workshop and its Legacies’; with an open plenary discussion to conclude the conference.

Along with: films, screenings, theatre, song, dance, walks and talks, stands, exhibitions, caucuses, debates.

The festive conference is in two parts:

Thursday 30 June: pre-conference day event at Birkbeck, University of London

Radical Utopias, including workshop and screening on Greenham Common, and roundtable discussion ‘Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present’.

Free – but booking essential, and spaces are limited.

Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July: conference at Queen Mary, University of London

For the full conference programme and registration details, go to www.raphael-samuel.org.uk/radical-histories/

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