LUP anniversary: labour history conference bursary for early-career researchers

Call for Papers, deadline 07 June 2024

This year, Liverpool University Press (LUP) is celebrating its 125th anniversary. To mark this occasion, it has created a conference attendance bursary for early career researchers in cooperation with the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH). LUP and SSLH have longstanding links as the press publishes the society’s journal, Labour History Review as well as its ‘Studies in Labour History’ book series.

The bursary is worth £ 300, which can be used towards conference registration, travel and accommodation. To be eligible, applicants should be PhD students or postdoctoral researchers without full-time academic employment. The paper should be delivered at any kind of academic workshop or conference but the paper itself should fall within the field of labour history. The successful applicant will be asked to prepare a short blog post relating to their paper.

To apply for this bursary, please send the following information to the SSLH’s Conference Secretary, Daniel Laqua (, by 7 June 2024:

  1. the title and abstract of the paper, as well as the conference it is intended for (and whether it has formally been accepted/scheduled);
  2. a statement (of up to 300 words) on how this paper relates to the applicant’s wider academic development and application plans; and
  3. a one-page CV.

For any questions relating to this scheme, please contact Daniel Laqua. The SSLH committee will consider applications and will notify applicants by 17 June.