Please may I draw to your attention two working papers available on the web; comments are welcome. The core of the two papers is the same; differences are noted as follows.
You are invited to join a new discussion list on the Internet entitled "forced-migration-history".
This list is devoted to the exchange of ideas and information on historical aspects of forced migration, population displacements, resettlement and related themes (refugee welfare, diaspora politics, the construction of identity, urbanisation, nationalism, state-building, etc). The list is concerned primarily with twentieth century Europe, including the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, but we would welcome all contributions from those engaged in studying other times or places.
The library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has published the trade union chronicle edited by Dieter Schuster on the Internet in the German language.
It covers the history of the German trade union movement from its beginnings to 1918, including all important facts and events until the end of the First World War. The manuscript was written between 1991 and 1993 and contained approximately 1,000 pages. Originally scheduled by a trade union publishing house, publication had to be abandoned for lack of funding.
The Edward Thompson Memorial Bursary has been established by the Society for the Study of Labour History in honour of one of its distinguished founders and past Presidents. It is tenable at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, in the value of up to £200 per annum, in order to support research in the MRC archive.
Applications should be marked ‘IN CONFIDENCE: SSLH Edward Thompson Memorial Bursary’ and made in duplicate to Ms Christine Woodland, Archivist, Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL.
The International Centre for Labour Studies aims to help students make sense of the society we live in and to explore alternatives.
Having finished cataloguing of its video cassettes and the photographs of Unidad Obrera the Archivo Histórico del Trabajo of the Fundación 1º de Mayo has now improved access to its collection of about 1,750 posters. The majority was published by Comisiones Obreras, though other trade unions, political parties and labour organizations from Spain and abroad are also represented. The bulk of the collection is post-1973, but 15 posters date back to the Civil War period.
For more information:
Arwen P. Mohun. Steam Laundries: Gender, Technology, and Work in the United States and Great Britain, 1880-1940.. Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. x + 348 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliographical essay, index. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8018-6002-4
Sheila Fitzpatrick. Everyday Stalinism. Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s.. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. x + 227 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 0-19-505000-2; $13.95 (paper), ISBN 0-19-505001-0
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