Conference to Mark Workers’ Internationalism

A conference to mark two significant anniversaries of workers’ internationalism will be held in Norwich this weekend.workers' int'm pic

As well as being the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, 2014 is also the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the International Working Men’s Association in 1864, and marks 125 years since the formation of the Socialist International in 1889.

The School of History at the University of East Anglia is hosting a conference on ‘Workers’ Internationalism before 1914’ this weekend in conjunction with the Socialist History journal and the Chicago-based Institute of Working Class History.

Among the many topics to be covered in the parers are:

  • Robert Owen and workers’ internationalism before Marxism
  • Rosa Luxembourg and the origins of her internationalism
  • Re-reading social democratic Marxism
  • Labour internationalism in the port of Hull.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Socialist History in 2014.

The conference is free to attend.


For further information and to register contact Dr Francis King:

To see the full programme go to:

More about UEA’s School of History is here.

The Socialist History journal is here.