BOOK LAUNCH: ON THE FLY! HOBO LITERATURE AND SONGS, 1879–1941

A new anthology of American hobo writing edited by Melbourne historian Iain McIntyre will be launched on Sunday November 11th from 3pm to 6pm at the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy). The launch will feature readings from the collection as well as renditions of hobo songs from Melbourne musicians Van Walker, Jude Joseph and... Continue Reading →

The Red North: Book Launch

South of the border, Queensland may be better known for the reactionary Joh Bjelke-Petersen regime of the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently as the centre of Pauline Hanson’s racist One Nation Party. Yet in the 1930s and 1940s, the ‘Red North’ — the area north from Mackay to Cairns — developed as the single... Continue Reading →

Book Launch. No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow

NO WAY BUT THIS: IN SEARCH OF PAUL ROBESON by Jeff Sparrow To be launched by TONY BIRCH Venue BELLA UNION Cnr Victoria St & Lygon St Carlton Date THURSDAY 16TH MARCH Time 5:30 FOR 6PM RSVP Friday 10th March to danielle@scribepub.com.au or (03) 9388 8787 or online Paul Robeson was an actor and performer, a... Continue Reading →

Out Now: Labour and the Great War

a special issue of Labour History (no. 106, May 2014) The May 2014 issue explores how workers, unionists and Labor politicians engaged with the meaning and legacy of the Great War both during the conflict and in the decades that followed. Click here for more information. Labour and the Great War will be launched at 5.30pm for... Continue Reading →

Panel forum and Book Launch: Jews and the Left

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 at 8.00 pm Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda. The Australian Jewish Historical Society invites you to a panel forum and launch of Philip Mendes’ new book: Jews and the Left: The Rise and Fall of a Political Alliance (Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) The panel will be moderated... Continue Reading →

Launch of Red Apple: & Silvertown - 5.30 for 6.00pm, Wednesday 5 March, 2014 - Victoria University Bar, Building M at the VU Footscray Park campus on Ballarat Road, Footscray  by Professor Stuart Macintyre:    Phillip Deery, Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014). From the late 1940s... Continue Reading →

Book launch: Conflict in the Unions: The Communist Party of Australia, Politics & the Trade Unions, 1945-60

Saturday, 23 November 2013 Longtime socialist, former tram conductor, 3CR City Limits co-presenter, and now labor historian Douglas Jordan has written a pioneering study of how the Communist Party of Australia did political work in the trade unions during the 1945-60 Cold War period. His work, Conflict in the Unions, published by Resistance Books, focuses... Continue Reading →

Neither Power Nor Glory: 100 Years of Political Labor in Victoria, 1856-1956

Paul Strangio's new book Neither Power Nor Glory: 100 Years of Political Labor in Victoria, 1856-1956 (Melbourne University Press, 2012) is being launched on Thursday 7 June by the Hon John Cain at Embiggen Books, 197-203 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (opposite the Wheeler Centre). 6 for 6.30 pm. RSVP's essential. Please contact Embiggen Books on... Continue Reading →

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