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Berlin in der Revolution 1918/19. Fotografie, Film, Unterhaltungskultur

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-04 09:35

Das Symposium folgt der Idee der Interdisziplinarität, wie sie auch in der Ausstellung und dem begleitenden Katalogbuch zum Konzept gemacht worden ist. Neben dem medialen Aspekt der Revolution, wie er durch die Fotografien von Willy Römer, den Gebrüdern Haeckel und anderen Fotografen vorgestellt wird, geht es um den Film und die Unterhaltungskultur als zwei weiteren Bereichen, die in den Revolutionstagen ungebrochen zum Berliner Leben dazugehörten.

CfP: (Re)thinking Socialism. Knowledge, memory and oblivion of the socialist past

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-04 09:33

Thirty years after the end of state socialism, the need to fully comprehend it is still an immediate task. Over the past three decades, the dominant public discourse of the previous historical period has undergone significant changes: from a firm rejection in the first years of the transition to the latest wave of rehabilitation of the regime and nostalgia (socialist nostalgia, Ostalgie, Yugo/Tito-nostalgia). To varying degrees, post-socialist societies in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe are still divided in their attitudes to the recent past.

Arbeiterbewegung und soziale Frage heute. Tagung zur Erinnerung an Helga Grebing (1930-2017)

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-04 09:29
Ort: Bochum Veranstaltungsort: Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets 

Die Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung (männlich, Singular) ist aus der Mode gekommen. Zu diesem Eindruck muss man gelangen, wenn man sich die Hochkonjunktur ins Gedächtnis ruft und in der Gegenwart nach ihrer fortdauernden Relevanz sucht.

Femmes au travail : quelles archives visuelles ?

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-04 09:22

Nous sommes heureuses de vous annoncer la publication en ligne du numéro double 6/7 de la Revue Image du travail/Travail des images : Femmes au travail : quelles archives visuelles ?


 - Ce numéro sera officiellement présenté à Poitiers le mardi 12 février de 10h30 à 12h30, dans le cadre du festival Filmer le travail, Espace Mendès-France, Planétarium.

Peterloo, 1819-2019

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-04 09:20

The People’s History Museum, Manchester
Saturday 18th May 2019

10.45: Arrive
11.00: Welcome
11.15 – 1.00: Papers 1, 2 & 3

Dr Janette Martin (University of Manchester/The John Rylands Library) and Mike Powell (PHM)
Sources for Peterloo and the Manchester Histories Festival

Professor Robert Poole (UCLAN)
Peterloo: a Manchester event

Premio Internazionale "Antonio Cardosi"

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-04 09:15

La Fondazione Gramsci onlus bandisce per l’anno 2019 un concorso per il conferimento di un premio di laurea in ricordo di Alberto Cardosi.

Anatomy of change in an oil-monarchy. Immigration, reforms and social transformation in Saudi Arabia (1991-2018)

Social and Labour History News - Thu, 2019-01-31 13:14

This article explores the evolution of the State and of State-society relations in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Arab Springs. Besides the harsh repression and buy-out of political opponents, Saudi governments also crafted social reforms to address the structural causes of potential mass popular uprising.

Certamen literario: "Leer en la Segunda República"

Social and Labour History News - Thu, 2019-01-31 13:09

La Fundación Francisco Largo Caballero, en colaboración con el Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, la Universidad de Alcalá y el Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares, convoca el certamen literario “Leer en la Segunda República”, con el objetivo de promocionar la lectura y la escritura sobre los cambios acaecidos en la sociedad española durante la Segunda República en materia de alfabetización y cultura literaria.


El concurso se regirá por las siguientes bases:


Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún, by Soledad Fox Maura

Social and Labour History News - Thu, 2019-01-31 13:03

Tamiment Library's first book talk of Spring 2019

Soledad Fox Maura will discuss her book Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún (Skyhorse Publishing, 2018) on Friday, February 8 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.

Centre for Social Change, Johannesburg University: Post-doctoral research fellowships and doctoral bursaries

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-01-30 17:04

The Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg, is advertising for Post-doctoral research fellows and doctoral candidates. Details attached and below, please circulate widely in your networks.

Post-doctoral research fellows
We welcome candidates from a range of disciplines that conduct research on social movements, labour movements, protests and uprisings in Africa. The successful candidate will be part of an academic community that is driving a research agenda focused on producing scholarship that will contribute to the decolonisation of social movement studies.

ISHA newsletter

News, IISH, Amsterdam - Wed, 2019-01-30 10:24

The International Social History Association (ISHA) published its December 2018 Newsletter (vol. 7 no. 1).

ISHA Newsletter vol. 7, nr. 1

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-01-30 09:59

Dear Colleague,

Please find attached the latest issue of the ISHA Newsletter (December 2018) published by the International Social History Association. It features contributions by Alessandro Stanziani, Eileen Boris and Leon Fink as well as news and reports.

The ISHA Newsletter can be subscribed here:

It is also available on the website of the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam:


Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star: The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 10:01

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called “Nordic model” can obscure the fact that experiences of work and the fortunes of organized labour have varied widely throughout the region and across different historical periods.

CfP: Domestiques et domesticité dans les pays de langues romanes hier et aujourd’hui : Employé(e)s ou esclaves ?

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 09:54

Université Paris Nanterre

Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur le Monde Lusophone

CRILUS - EA 369 Études Romanes

Colloque international

23-25 mai 2019, Paris


CfP: Austerity and Anti-Austerity Beyond Capitalism

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 09:43

During the global economic crisis of 2008 many observers predicted that austerity economics would be discredited and abandoned, but over the ensuing decade it demonstrated surprising resilience.

CfP: La gauche des années 1930

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 09:37

Ce IIe colloque sur la gauche des années 1930 organisé par la revue Aden. Paul Nizan et les années trente porte sur les débats et prises de position dans cet espace politique à propos des menaces d''une guerre européenne qui devient guerre réelle en septembre 1939.

Politics in the Marketplace. Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 09:33

One of the most dramatic images of the French Revolution is of Parisian market women sloshing through mud and dragging cannons as they marched on Versailles and returned with bread and the king. These market women, the Dames des Halles, sold essential foodstuffs to the residents of the capital but, equally important, through their political and economic engagement, held great revolutionary influence.

CfP: Critical Histories of Aging and Later Life

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 09:28

Radical History Review

Critical Histories of Aging and Later Life
Issue number 139 (January 2021)
Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2019
Co-Edited by Amanda Ciafone, Devin McGeehan Muchmore, and David Serlin

Arbeitskonflikte und Gender – aktuelle und historische Perspektiven

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-01-28 09:20

Erwerbsarbeit als Form der Vergesellschaftung ist aktuell wie historisch durch Herrschafts- und Machtverhältnisse geprägt und deshalb konflikthaft. Die Tagung verfolgt die Idee, gesellschaftlichen und historischen Wandel durch die geschlechterkritische Analyse von Auseinandersetzungen und Kämpfen in und um Erwerbsarbeit zu thematisieren. Dabei soll es sowohl um kollektiv organisierte Formen von vergeschlechtlichten Arbeitskämpfen (z.B. gewerkschaftliche Streiks) gehen als auch um stärker individualisierte und dezentrale Konfliktformen.


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