Social and Labour History News
For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers 15 research fellowship grants annually in the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest on a competitive basis to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the holdings of OSA, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA.
We are pleased to invite you to the international conference entitled “From Cooperativism to Commoning. Historical and Contemporary Forms of the Institutions of the Common” which will take place online on November 19th and 20th, 2020. The conference will be held on the Zoom platform.
The conference is organized by the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw and Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Polish Academy of Sciences.
A Special Issue of International Labor and Working-Class History
Talitha L. LeFlouria and Vivien M. L. Miller, editors
CALL FOR PAPERS
The third edition of the winter school goes digital. It will provide a forum for educators who want to exchange ideas on methods and teaching practices on the topic of Nazi forced labor and its memory in postwar Europe from a transnational perspective. The winter school will also focus on how educators can use the documents archived at the Arolsen Archives, which comprise among others multi-million page collections of records on forced labor, including the situation of Displaced Persons after liberation.
“Racism in History and Context” is a Virtual Panel Series presented by the German Historical Association, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific Regional Office, and the Institute of European Studies at University of California, Berkeley.
A discussion with Manuela Boatcă (University of Freiburg), Teresa Koloma Beck (Bundeswehr University Munich), Monica Muñoz Martinez (University of Texas, Austin), and Kathryn Olivarius (Stanford University)
Moderated by Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington) and Leti Volpp (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Graham Taylor
Socialist History Society
Public Zoom Meeting
Saturday 7th November 2020 at 2pm
University of Helsinki
10-12 May 2021
29-30 April 2021
CfP: Journal of Modern Slavery: "Forced migration and modern slavery: unplanned journeys of exploitation and survival"
The concept of modern slavery covers many forms of abuse. In addition to customary understandings of slavery, the term has been used to describe unfree practices including: servitude and forced or compulsory labour; sexual exploitation; organ removal; securing services by force, threats or deception; and securing services from children and vulnerable persons.
The Conference, organized by some Ph.D candidates in History at the University of Pavia, will be held on 10/11/12 may 2021 in Pavia. We hereby attached the CfP, both in Italian and English.
The key concepts of the 2021 edition are those of “conflict” and “recognition”. In history, the declination of these two concepts has taken on different forms and, in more recent times, events such as the protest in Hong Kong and the Black Lives Matter movement have demonstrated their pervasiveness and relevance.
Les significations attribuées au mot « communiste » sont plus diverses que jamais. Il renvoie à une histoire tragique pour les peuples et les communistes eux-mêmes, et est même associé, dans le cas de la Chine, à un acteur central de la mondialisation capitaliste. Mais il reste aussi, pour beaucoup de celles et ceux qui le revendiquent, lié à l’idée d’une alternative au capitalisme, visant à l’égalité sociale et à l’instauration d’un pouvoir politique effectivement exercé par le plus grand
nombre, non monopolisé par les élites sociales.
This conference aims to examine performative, embodied, and acoustic histories of articulating colonial ‘otherness’. By doing so, it seeks to explore alternative colonial histories of political representation, as (re)imagined, (re)configured and provincialized by the non-European other.
16-17 septembre 2021, IMERA, Marseille
Cet appel à contribution répond à un projet de publication dans les Cahiers du Littoral. Il s'inscrit dans le prolongement d'une journée d’étude organisée sur le même thème, qui a réuni des littéraires et des historiens. nous nous proposons de poursuivre ici notre réflexion sur la ville portuaire européenne, son histoire et ses représentations, tant matérielles qu’imaginaires et symboliques. Nous traiterons exclusivement des ports maritimes. La réflexion suivra une double perspective :
This volume offers a bold restatement of the importance of social history for understanding modern revolutions. The essays collected inWorlds of Labour Turned Upside Down provide global case studies examining:
- changes in labour relations as a causal factor in revolutions;
- challenges to existing labour relations as a motivating factor during revolutions;
- the long-term impact of revolutions on the evolution of labour relations.
This symposium brings together scholars and artists from around the world to interrogate representations of plantations across a range of geographic locales as well as disciplinary and aesthetic modes.
This one-day conference (26-03-2021) aims to explore how classic works of “foreign” literature were experienced by different groups of readers in the Soviet Union from the 1920s to the 1980s
CfP: Panel "Labour, Nation, State: Making of Working-Class Politics in Neoglobal Times" (26th World Congress of Political Science)
The authors of The Communist Manifesto made it clear that the struggle between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie is at first a national struggle. In substance, working-class politics is international yet workers have to first settle the fight within the framework of the nation-state.