51st Annual Conference of the IALHI

Event, 8-10 September 2021, online

Organized by the Swiss Social Archives, Zurich, Switzerland

Online event, September 8-10, 2021

Youth movements as political and social actors in past and present


Register here: https://t.co/aPNlYK9oCY?amp=1


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

16.00 – 17.30
Welcome speech
Prof. Dr. Christian Koller, Director Swiss Social Archives

“Zurich is burning” – Videos of the Swiss Youth Movement of the 1980s
Stefan Länzlinger, Swiss Social Archives

17.30 – 19.30

Online reception via Wonder.me


Thursday, 9 September 2021

12.00 – 14.00
IALHI General Assembly

14.30 – 16.30
Presentations by IALHI members
Chair: Anja Kruke

Introducing Exhibitions of Industrial Welfare Association (Sangyo Fukuri Kyokai) Posters
Akira Suzuki
Ohara Institute for Social Research (Japan)

Affiches sauvages, mémoires militantes : numérisation de la collection d’affiches des Archives contestataires et valorisation en partenariat avec la Bibliothèque de Genève
Géraldine Beck
Archives contestataires (Switzerland)

Report of activities
Fundación Anselmo Lorenzo (Spain)

Report of activities
Bernard Lacorre
Le Pôle international de Ressources de Limoges et du Limousin pour l’histoire du monde du travail et de l’économie sociale et solidaire (France)

Archiving Fridays for Future or: How to raise awareness of future archiving and historicization in a current youth movement
Susanne Rappe-Weber, Maria Daldrup
Archiv der deutschen Jugendbewegung and Archiv der Arbeiterjugendbewegung (Germany)

Access During a Pandemic: What Worked, What Didn’t, and Lessons Learned
Wesley Chenault
Kheel Center (United States)

Heritage with an Agenda. Documenting political activists in Denmark 1960-2020
Søren Bak-Jensen
The Workers Museum in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Public Initiative in the USSR: a virtual project of the State Public Historical Library of Russia on the history of youth initiatives
Elena Strukova
State public historical library of Russia

Applications of IIIF to online catalogues: recent experiences
Donald Weber and Fabian Würtz
AMSAB (Belgium) and Swiss Social Archives


17.00 – 18.30
Keynote Lecture
From the Fraternities to the Transgender Rights Movement: The Change of Youth Cultures in Switzerland in the 20th and 21st Century
Franziska Zaugg (University of Bern)

Chair: Christian Koller


Friday, 10 September 2021

10.30 – 12.00

Special panel: Researching labour movement newspapers after the digital turn – experiences and perspectives from an emerging research field Chair: David Mayer (vice-president ITH)


• Risto Turunen (Tampere University). “Shades of Red: How to Mine Useful Information from Digital Labour Newspapers”

• Vincent Ducatteeuw, Sally Chambers, Julie Birkholz and Christophe Verbruggen (Ghent University): Studying collective action in Belgian socialist newspapers with digital approaches (1885-1940)

Presentations on the topic “Youth movements as political and social actors in past and present”

12.30 – 14.00

Youth movements and archives/collections
Chair: Christian Koller

“Youth on the barricades.” Archiving and working with visual sources of youth and protest
Maria Daldrup, Sophie Reinlassöder
Archiv der Arbeiterjugendbewegung (Germany)

Archiving the Anti-ELAB Movement in Hong Kong
Eef Vermeij, Jez Kwok
International Institute of Social History (The Netherlands)

The Juventudes Libertarias (youngs libertarians) at the Fundación Anselmo Lorenzo
Sònia Turon
Fundación Anselmo Lorenzo (Spain)

“We are here, we are loud!” (Self-)representations of young climate activists in social web videos
Tobias Gralke
University of Bonn (Germany)

12.00 – 13.30

Workshop IALHI and social media (Parallel activity)

Chair: Lucas Poy, IALHI

14.00 – 16.00

Workshop IALHI Working Group Digital Collections (Parallel activity)

Chair: Fabian Würtz, Swiss Social Archives

14.30 – 16.00
Youth Movements Worldwide, Past and Present (I)
Chair: Anja Kruke

“Il vous incombe de contrôler strictement l’âge des mineurs”. Tracas administratifs des organisatrices et organisateurs de concerts de rock à Genève : les archives de l’association CHANGé
Frédéric Deshusses
Archives contestataires (Switzerland)

The Youth Movement in Nepal
Durga Bhatta

Recent youth movements in India and their impact
Bhumika Sharma
Himachal Pradesh University (India)

16.30 – 18.00
Youth Movements Worldwide, Past and Present (II)
Chair: Lucas Poy

Fridays for Future Italy: a social movement’s adaptation in times of pandemic
Matteo Spini
University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Youth Political movement in Post-Soviet Georgia. Demonstrations as a symbol of National Identity
Tamari Taralashvili
Technical University of Chemnitz (Germany)/Ilia State University (Georgia)

The evolution of youth movements in global environmental politics (1992-2021)
Amandine Orsini, Yi hyun Kang
Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (Belgium)

Closing Remarks
Anja Kruke, President of the IALHI

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