Our colleagues at Newcastle University are holding a very interesting workshop on 'Death and Labour' this week. The initiative is tied to the 'Labour and Society Research Group', a joint research initiative by Newcastle and Northumbria.
Labour and Society Research Group,
Thursday 18 April, 11am-4pm
Panel one: Burial and Labour (11-12.30)
Felix Schulz: ‘The Flames of the revolution: the funeral and cremation of August Bebel’
Máire Cross: ‘Ideological transmissions in sickness and in death: valedictory treatment of Flora Tristan in Socialist and Feminist History’
Sarah Campbell: ‘Notable Irish republican deaths: bodies, funerals and martyrdom’
Panel two: Labour Deaths, Labour Martyrs (1.30-3.00)
Martin Farr: ‘ Comparing the deaths of Labour leaders: the cases of John Smith and Hugh Gaitskell’
Matt Perry: ‘The death of Red Ellen: Ellen Wilkinson, obituaries and the making of a Labour martyr’
Chris Bannister: ’Posthumous cult of personality of Buenaventura Durruti’
Paul Strangl, Associate Professor, Western Washington University.
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