Event date : 19th Oct 2013
A day conference to commemorate the Dublin Lockout in 1913. During this epic struggle an estimated 100,000 people, one third of the capital's inhabitants, faced starvation for five months in a battle for workers' rights.
Event date : 5th Apr 2013
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 twentieth century in academic and political circles alike. Many activists cite Thompson's focus on ‘history from below' as crucial to their decision to engage in political debate and activity. The book is still in print today.
Alongside the conference organised by the People's HIstory Museum and the Library on 13 April, volunteers from the Library have developed an exhibition about Edward and his wife Dorothy's life and work, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic text.