December 9, 2016
USW historian Norry LaPorte has recently published ‘Between Scylla and Charybdis: END and its Attempt to Overcome the Bipolar World Order in the 1980s’ in the Australian journal Labour History (issue 111, 2016).
April 7, 2016
USW Historian Norry LaPorte is the editor of the new issue of Twentieth Century Communism.
November 19, 2015
USW historian Norry LaPorte will be speaking next week on the World War One experience of Ernst Thälmann, the leader of German communism in the 1930s, in a seminar at the March bloch Centre in Berlin: The Red Inheritance from the Front: the First World War as Front Experience for Communists.
August 10, 2015
The 2015 issue of Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History, which is co-edited by USW historian Norry LaPorte, is now out.
November 22, 2014
USW historian Norry LaPorte contributes two articles to the new issue of the journal Moving the Social.
May 18, 2014
Friendly Enemies: Britain and the GDR, 1949-1990, the ground-breaking study of relations between Britain and the former East Germany by USW historian Norry LaPorte and ex-USW professor Stefan Berger is to be issued in a paperback edition by Berghahn Press.
April 8, 2014
USW historian Norry LaPorte has been awarded a grant of £5,800 by The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, which supports research into the history of socialism and the working-class movement.
The grant is to support the publication of Weimar Communism as Mass Movement, a book that will showcase a new generation of researchers working on interwar communism in Germany whose work has yet to appear in English.
June 18, 2013
The 2013 issue of Twentieth Century Communism, the journal edited by USW’s Norry LaPorte, has just been published. It’s devoted to the theme of local communisms, with authors exploring the tensions that arose between a global movement with universal aspirations and the very varied local conditions in which its representatives found themselves. The case studies range far and wide, from Germany and France to Uzbekistan and Canada
November 28, 2011
Just out – a special issue of Llafur: The Journal of Welsh People’s History devoted to the theme of Cold War Wales. Three Glamorgan historians are guest editors: Norry LaPorte, Fiona Reid and Gareth Williams.
July 3, 2011
The conference Local Communisms, held at Glamorgan on 30 June – 1 July 2011, attracted 29 papers on various local features of a global movement ? ranging from communism in the ?Celtic nations? of the British Isles to Moscow?s relations with the Islamic world. The unifying theme was how the universalism of a global movement interacted with local conditions from Soviet Central Asia to North America, turning the singular aspirations of Bolshevism into a plurality of communisms.
April 26, 2011
May 11, 2010
Congratulations to Glamorgan historian Norry LaPorte whose new book Friendly Enemies: Britain and the GDR 1949–1990 is now avaliable.
September 21, 2009
Glamorgan historian Norry LaPorte was an invited speaker at a public talk staged by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) in Potsdam, which addressed how the former communist leader Ernst Thälmann is remembered in the political debate today.
July 14, 2009
Glamorgan historian Norry LaPorte has been appointed as historical advisor to a documentary to be shown on German TV about ?Germany’s Stalin?, Ernst Thälmann ? the leader of the German Communist Party during Hitler?s rise to power.
May 22, 2009
Glamorgan historian, Dr Norry LaPorte, is a co-founding editor of the new journal, Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History.
May 8, 2009
Biography and the Political Uses of Memory is the title of the latest issue of the journal Socialist History.
November 24, 2008
Glamorgan historian, Norry LaPorte, speaks on the German Revolution of 1918 at Karl Marx House in London.
July 25, 2008
Glamorgan historian Norry LaPorte is the editor of Bolshevism, Stalinism and the Comintern: Perspectives on Stalinization, 1917–1953. This newly published collection, which brings together scholars from Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Ireland and the USA, re-examines the history of the Communist International, founded in 1919 as the organisational nerve centre for global Bolshevik revolution.
March 24, 2008
Glamorgan historian, Norry LaPorte, has been involved over several years in putting the University at the centre of international research on Stalin and world communism.
January 24, 2008
Researching relations between Britain and the former communist German Democratic Republic, historian Norman LaPorte has uncovered new evidence that ‘Moscow’s Gold’ – contrary to Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev’s assurances to Prime Minister Thatcher – helped fund the 1984/85 strike.