January 4, 2017
USW is hosting a lecture by Dr Matthew Rendle (University of Exeter) to mark the centenary of the February Revolution of 1917 in Russia.
Venue: The Old Debating Chamber of the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay
Time: 6.30pm, on 7 February 2017
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.
July 17, 2015
Ursula Masson Memorial Prize 2015
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
June 21, 2010