Social and Labour History News
Professors Merl E. Reed and Gary Fink were instrumental in the establishment, development, and use of the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University from the early 1970s. Today, the Southern Labor Archives has over 500 collections used by researchers from throughout the Southeast, the United States, and the world. Created in 2000, the Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History honors both men and their many contributions to education, labor studies, and the Southern Labor Archives.
The XLVII Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution will take place from 4-6 January 2021 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. The Study Group was established in 1973, and it aims to promote new approaches to the study of the Russian Revolution, focusing on the period between 1880 and 1932. Affiliated to the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), the Study Group possesses a truly international membership. The Study Group and its annual conferences boast strong representation from scholars based in Russia.
This two-day symposium is designed to investigate the global intellectual history of inequality. It will do so through a double global lens: How have intellectuals from around the world thought about inequality in the world?
The recent Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. and around the world once again remind us to acknowledge and address the systemic injustice based on racism that has deep historic roots. A long tradition of protest and demands for reform loom up behind the activists of today – a legacy that endows the movement with an arsenal of references but at the same time augments the frustration at the perceived lack of real change.
We are interested in proposals that engage with the debates on work through workers inquiry. Broadly speaking, we consider this to involve empirical research with workers combined with a focus on resistance and/or organising. We consider these inquiries as potentially broad in scope, method, and methodology, but expect proposals that explore workers' experiences.
(More info: http://www.nordiclabourhistory.org/)
Tracks and special sessions covering themes from dairy work and dock work through precarization processes and de-industrialization processes to communist lives and migrant labor have now come together in the full preliminary program of Nordic Labour History Conference 2020. This version may be subject to minor changes.
The Working Class Movement Library is uploading all the talks of their series 'Invisible Histories' to their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/wcmlibrary:
Résistant à l’usure et aux multiples lavages, pratique, d’une coupe simple et fonctionnelle, bon marché, il est devenu, depuis le XIXème siècle et la révolution industrielle, l’indispensable vête- ment de l’ouvrier et du travailleur manuel.
La revista Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda
convoca a investigadores interesados a remitir colaboraciones para el dossier de su N° 18
“Historia intelectual. Recepciones del marxismo en la Argentina”
Bonjour à toutes et tous,
Lors de la Journée internationale des archives, le 9 juin dernier, les 13 centres d’archives privées reconnus par la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et l’Association des archivistes francophones de Belgique ont adressé une lettre ouverte à leur ministre de tutelle, Bénédicte Linard, ministre de la Culture, via une carte blanche parue sur le site du Soir.
A conference on the occasion of the (postponed) 600th anniversary
of the foundation of Tábor
Tábor, Czech Republic, 9-11 June 2021
Fear has become a major topic in studies of emotion connected with the history and historical sociology of reciprocal perceptions in international relations. One of this topic’s most extensive aspects concerns the fear that major state agents inspire in their neighbours in a context of past or present distrust, enmity, or even aggression. These fears especially concern spatial issues, i.e. challenges to sovereignty over contested territories, where borders are at stake.
CfP: Des cahiers de doléances au grand débat national. Répondre aux sollicitations des pouvoirs, des Lumières à l’heure d’internet
France - Bordeaux
2021 March 18 & 19
Organized by the Centre Emile Durkheim (UMR 5116) and the CEREP (EA 4692)
Journal de La Contemportaine no. 5, Juin 2020
The aim of this conference is to examine how European colonialism and great power rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa have shaped the perspectives of the peoples in these countries and their hopes for their future. Besides the European powers that established their colonial hegemony in these countries, the conference will also deal with the influence of countries, such as the United States of America and Germany, which extended their influence through diplomacy, financial and military aid, and education.
The editorial board of the Journal of Labor and Society (LANDS) invites submissions for a special issue on food delivery worker organizing in the Global South.
CfP: Revista Internacional del Trabajo. Convocatoria para la presentación de originales sobre «el COVID-19 y el mundo del trabajo»
Revista Internacional del Trabajo
Convocatoria para la presentación de originales sobre «el COVID-19 y el mundo del trabajo»