Forthcoming Conferences

Contribution of E.J. Hobsbawm to the Study of Labour

Dr. T.G. Parsons, of the School of History, Philosophy and Politics at Macquarie University, is planning a seminar for early 1984 on the contribution of Eric Hobsbawm to the study of labour history. Eric has recently retired from Birkbeck College, University of London, but his writing and teaching continues unabated. The planned seminar would be an excellent opportunity for his Australian friends and colleagues to show their appreciation of his scholarship, friendship and example. Those interested in attending the seminar, or in giving a paper, should contact Dr. Parsons as soon as possible.

Seventh Marxist Summer School, January 1984

Readers of The Hummer will be pleased to learn that the forthcoming Seventh Marxist Summer School will include a section on labour history. The Marxist Summer School Collective is now calling for papers, and can be contacted by writing to 4 Dixon St Sydney.