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50 years of E P Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class

50 years of E P Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class

A day conference organised by the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library

13 April 2013

The Making of the English Working Class by E P Thompson

Time 10:00 - 16:45

Duration 6 hours 45 minutes

Cost £10/£5 unwaged

Edward Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class 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 celebrates Thompson’s classic, and 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.

To download a programme for the event, click here.
To download a flyer for the event, click here.

The conference will also include displays from the Working Class Movement Library and the Labour History Archive & Study Centre at the People’s History Museum.

Suitable for adults.

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar when you attend an event at the People’ s History Museum.

Booking Requirements: Booking required, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk