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A HISTORY OF RIOTS CONFERENCE

London Socialist Historians Group conference
A HISTORY OF RIOTS
Saturday 25th February 2012
Midday-5pm, Room 350
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1

The British riots of summer 2011 were a powerful reminder that rioting is still on the agenda even in one of the centres of market capitalism. Rioting has a long history and historical context. While authorities have tended to use the language of criminality historians have often taken a different view.

The papers at this conference – the first to look at the history of riots since the events of 2011, and the broader sweep from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements of that year – are based on original research into a range of aspects of the riot in history.
SPEAKERS INCLUDE

SEAN CREIGHTON:
From Revolution to New Unionism; the impact of Bloody Sunday on the development of John Burns’s politics
NEIL DAVIDSON:
Riots around the Scottish Union negotiations in 1706 and the Global South today
JOHN NEWSINGER:
Memorial Day Massacre, a Chicago Police Riot

Entry is £10 [£5 unwaged] We ask people to donate in advance, if possible, to speed registration on the day.

Cheques, payable to ‘ Keith Flett’, to 38 Mitchley Rd London N17 9HG
Inquiries to: keith1917@btinternet.com or call 07803 167266
http://londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.com

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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