What’s On

Upcoming events which may be of interest to Labour and Society members are listed below in date order. You can also find information on ongoing activities, such as our reading group.

The Labour and Society Social Theory Reading Group: Consciousness and Identity, 19th February 2020

The L&S reading group’s next meeting will take place at Northern Stage and will address the topic of Consciousness and identity.

This week’s readings are:
Gramsci, Antonio. Selections from the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci.
Edited by Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1971. pp. 323-43.
Vygotsky, Lev. “Thought and Word.” In Thought and Language, edited by Eugenia
Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar. Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T Press, 1962:1986.
pp. 210-56.

You do not need to be an expert. Just try to read the text and come with your opinions about it. If you are interested in attending or have any queries please contact Katherine Emmerson-Waugh
(k.emmerson-waugh2@newcastle.ac.uk) or Joe Redmayne (j.redmayne2@newcastle.ac.uk) to
receive reading material in advance. All welcome.

The Labour and Society Social Theory Reading Group: Consensus, 28th February 2020

This L&S reading group meeting will be held in Armstrong Building, Room: 3.41. This weeks’ reading group will be on the theme of Consensus. 

This week’s readings are:
Gramsci, Antonio. Selections from the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci.
Edited by Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. London: Lawrence &
Wishart, 1971.
pp. 257-76.
Herman, Edward S., and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political
Economy of Mass Media. New York: Pantheon Books, 2014.

You do not need to be an expert. Just try to read the text and come with your opinions about it. If you are interested in attending or have any queries please contact Katherine Emmerson-Waugh
(k.emmerson-waugh2@newcastle.ac.uk) or Joe Redmayne (j.redmayne2@newcastle.ac.uk) to
receive reading material in advance. All welcome.

Workshop with Professor Emma Griffin on industrialisation and industrialisation: 20th March 2020

This workshop will feature two speakers on the themes of industrialisation and industrialisation, including Professor Emma Griffin from the University of East Anglia.

Festival of Oral History: 24th-26th March 2020

The Oral History Unit and Collective are excited to announce that Professor Indira Chowdhury from the Center for Public History in Bangalore will be giving our annual keynote lecture in March 2020. Professor Chowdhury’s lecture will be part of Newcastle’s Public Insight series.

The lecture will be part of a three-day celebration of oral history. Workshops and discussions focusing on the future of oral history nationally and internationally will be central to the festival. This will include participant discussions and posters on oral history and historical justice, including oral history and the environment, as well as oral history in development work, in legal settings, and in addressing inequalities.

The three-day event will culminate with a discussion of how we can move towards a more inclusive oral history. Discussions will be led by early career researchers including Aleema Gray, PhD candidate, Warwick University, and founding member of Young Black Historians; George Severs, Oral History Society LGBT+ Special Interest Group activist and PhD candidate Cambridge University; as well as colleagues from the Oral History Unit.

Registration

The festival is free to attend. We would ask that you register attendance by emailing oralhistory@newcastle.ac.uk. Please advise of any requirements, dietary and otherwise. If you would like to join our discussion online please let us know as we are currently exploring this option.

Programme

Tuesday March 24th

5pm-6:30pm Indira Chowdhury: Public Insights Lecture Curtis Auditorium, Herchel Building, Newcastle University

7pm-8:30pm Drinks Reception The Courtyard, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

Wednesday March 25th Venue: Armstrong Reception Rooms, Armstrong Building

10am Launch of the Newcastle Oral History Collective Spring Festival

10:30-12:15pm Masterclass with Indira Chowdhury What is Remembered and what is Forgotten: Oral History and the Postcolonial Archive in India

12:15-1:30pm Lunch and Oral History Collective Poster Display

1:30-2:30pm The Future of Oral History (1): Decolonising Oral History

2:30-3:30pm The Future of Oral History (2): Community Oral History

Thursday March 26th Venue: Boiler House, Newcastle University

10am-12pm Oral History Research at Newcastle

12-1:30pm Lunch and Oral History Collective Poster Display

1:30-2:30pm The Future of Oral History (3): LGBT+ Oral History

2:30-3:30pm The Future of Oral History (4): Oral History and Higher Education