The General Labour History of Africa, Second authors’ conference

Conference, 10-12 December 2015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The second General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) conference will be held from 10 to 12 December 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The purpose of this initiative is to publish a seminal work on African labour, economic and social history, bringing together contributions from some of the most notable academics and researchers on labour history in Africa today. It follows on from the first GLHA Conference held in Addis Ababa in December 2013, when the participating authors met for the first time, in order to present and exchange their views and research. The project is the initiative of Dr. Stefano Bellucci, researcher at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.

Stefano Bellucci and Prof. Andreas Eckert (Director of the IGK Arbeit und Lebenslauf in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive Institute and professor of African History at Humboldt University in Germany) obtained two grants from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to complete the task of writing a labour history of Africa in two volumes. Following the Conference in December 2015, Volume II, covering 1900-2000, will be published. Another volume is expected by 2018. The whole project will be part of the Century Project of the ILO to celebrate 100 years of its existence, 1919-2019.

Some scholars included in the project are: Prof. Frederic Cooper (New York University), Prof. Gareth Austin (Cambridge University), Prof. Carolyn Brown (Rutgers University), Prof. Babacar Fall (University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal), Prof. Richard Roberts (Stanford University), Prof. Ugo Nwokeji (Berkeley University), Dr. Girma Negash (Addis Ababa University), Prof. Samuel Nyanchoga (University of Eastern Africa, Kenya), Prof. Bill Freund (Univerity of Kwa-Zulu Natal), Prof. Akua Britwum (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), Dr. Dmitri van den Bersselaar (University of Liverpool), Prof. Ibikunle Tijani (Univeristy of Ibadan), Prof. Daniel Maul (Aarhus University, Denmark), Dr. Rory Pilossof (University of the Free State, SA), Prof. Sara Berry (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Deborah Bryceson (Oxford University), Dr. Helena Perez-Nino (University of Western Cape, SA), Prof. Li Anshan (Beijing University, China), Dr. Ben Scully (Witwatersrand University, SA), Prof. Rana Jawad (University of Bath), Prof. Franco Barchiesi (Ohio State University), Dr. Laurent Fourchard (Science Po. Bordeaux), Prof. Michelle Moyd (Indiana University), Dr. Joel Glasman (Humboldt University), Prof. Ibrahim Abdullah (Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone), Prof. Julia Tischler (University of Basel), Prof. Hanan Sabea (American Universty of Cairo, Egypt), Samuel Andreas Admasie (University of Pavia, Italy), Dr. Patrick Neveling (Univ. of Utrecht).…