International Inter-disciplinary conference on the British Labour Movement and Imperialism

Venue: University of Central Lancashire

Location: Preston, UK, UK, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 28, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 05, 2008
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The Department of Humanities at the University of Central Lancashire and the People’s History Museum invites offers of papers for an international, inter-disciplinary conference on the relationships between the British Labour Movement and imperialism (including the imperialisms of Britain and other countries), to be held on 26-28 June 2008. The conference organisers welcome papers which encompass all sections of the British Labour movement, including trades unionists, socialists and communists. The conference is a major collaboration between the University of Central Lancashire and the People’s History Museum based in Manchester.

The conference will be interdisciplinary and will welcome proposals and contributions from the fields of History, Politics, Sociology, Film and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Literature and other related disciplines. It is expected that the range of themes may be very wide, and may include the following:

-Labour, Popular Culture & Empire
-Labour, ‘race’ and migration
-Labour and the economics of Empire
-Labour and cultural imperialism
-Labour, war and imperialism (to include colonial wars, the Vietnam war and the wars in Iraq)
-Labour & Ireland
-Labour, Apartheid and South Africa
-Labour Gender & imperialism
-Labour & Palestine
-Labour and Decolonisation