Socialist Historians International Women’s Day seminar on Clara Zetkin

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2016 by kmflett


The German Socialist Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) was one of those responsible for launching the idea of an International Women’s Day in 1911.

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2016 the London Socialist Historians are pleased to host a seminar on a new edition of Zetkin’s writings

Monday 7th March 5.30pm, Room 304 Institute of Historical Research Senate House Malet St London WC1

Ben Lewis will speak on newly translated letters and writings of Clara Zetkin.

Details of the volume he has co-edited are here:

Revolutionary History New Series No. 1
Edited by Mike Jones and Ben Lewis

“We can learn much from Zetkin’s contribution and this collection is an excellent place to start”
Socialist Review

Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) was an active member of the left wing of the German Social-Democratic Party before the First World War, and thereafter a leading figure in the German Communist Party and the Communist International.
This book presents mainly newly-translated material and academic essay that will help to affirm her place among the leading revolutionary Marxists of the twentieth century. Almost all the contents will be entirely new to English-language readers.

The contents includes:
Writings on the Socialist Women’s Movement
Critical perspectives on Social Democracy
Guidelines for the Communist Women’s Movement
Letters to Lenin and to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
A speech to the Executive Committee of the Commuinst International, and


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