50th anniversary conference on EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class

The People’s History Museum and The Working Class Movement Library are holding a one-day conference on Saturday 13th April 2013 to celebrate EP Thompson’s classic history book, The Making of the English Working Class.

The cost is £10/£5 unwaged. The conference, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, starts at 10 am and ends at 4.45pm. Booking is required, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk.

It appeared in 1963 and has become one of the most influential history texts of the 20th century. It is still in print 50 years on, having survived challenges from Marxist, feminist and postmodern historians. This day conference considers its reception, its critics, and why it endures.

Speakers will include the broadcaster Stuart Maconie, the former union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe, and Professor Adrian Randall from the University of Birmingham.

More information from http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-making-of-the-english-working-class/

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