Monday, 30 August 2010

Archiving Left wing material in London

The Bishopsgate Institute, opposite London's Liverpool Street station, is an independent progressive archive - it is not part of the Corporation of London - that has a good collection of atheist and radical material. It houses the Marxist historian Raphael Samuel's papers. Stefan Dickers, the archivist, says the archive has a remit for the whole of London not just East London: 'We are very interested in material about radical London, so it would be fantastic if you could put the word about. We are interested in London-wide in terms of radical/political material'. You don't need to catalogue papers or deliver them, the Institute does that. If you are interested, please contact Stefan direct

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

'Crisis? What Crisis?'

The deadline for the Autumn issue of the LSHG Newsletter is September 1st [or
thereabouts..] and I'd like to do an initial round-up of the likely or already
existing impact of Con-Dem cuts on history teaching in schools and colleges,
research facilities, libraries, archives etc. All contributions welcome to the email
address at the top of the Blog.
Keith Flett, Editor

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Legacies of British Slave Ownership workshops

The Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at UCL are holding a series of regional workshops in the following cities:
Glasgow: 4th September
Newcastle: 25th September
Birmingham: 9th October
Liverpool: 23rd October
Bristol: 27th November
To book a place or for further information
please see
or contact

Edited to add: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in conjunction with the Black & Asian Studies Association present the Black and Asian Britain seminars

Seminars September to December: 6 to 7.30 pm, Senate House, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to pre-book/register. (Contact:

Tuesday, September 14 (room G37)

Marika Sherwood, 'Malcolm X’s visits to Africa and Britain'. Historians of Malcolm usually almost ignore these visits: I shall outline his activities and question reasons for these omissions. Marika's book Malcolm X : visits abroad April 1964 – February 1965 will be available.

Tuesday, October 12 (room G34)
Rev. Israel Oluwole Olofinjana, 'History and Contributions of African Chuches in Britain'.

The seminar will trace the history of African Churches in Britain, explore why Africans are starting churches in the UK and their contributions to the British society. Rev. Olofinjana’s recent book Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe will be available at a reduced price. (Rev. Olofinjana is the minister of the Crofton Park Baptist Church, Brockley Grove, Lewisham)

Wednesday,17 November (room G34)

Stephen Bourne will talk about his new book Mother Country which acknowledges the wartime contributions of Britain's Black community to the Home Front in WW2.