Labour, War and Imperialism

CFP: North American Labor History Conference 2003

Labor, War, and Imperialism
Twenty-Fifth Annual North American Labor History Conference
Wayne State University, October 16-18, 2003

Call for Papers

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for panels and papers on the theme, Labor, War and Imperialism, for our twenty-fifth annual meeting to be held October 16-18, 2003, at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Throughout history, during international and civil wars, in social conflict, political revolution, and civil strife, labor unions and working-class organizations have played major roles both aiding and opposing governments at war. Similarly, labor leaders and working-class men and women have supported and opposed national efforts in conquest, territorial expansion, colonization, and imperialist adventures; they have resisted colonial regimes and fought for empires. This conference offers us the opportunity to examine, in international and national perspective, the history of labor, class, war, and imperialism. We are seeking proposals that will explore the many contradictory and complex aspects of class and war, labor and imperialism.

The program committee encourages comparative and interdisciplinary scholarship from a broad range of national and international contexts, the integration of public historians and community and labor activists into conference sessions, and the use of differing panel formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, and multimedia as well as traditional papers). It welcomes sessions which may address the topic through the lenses of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

Please submit panel and paper proposals (including a 1-2 page abstracts and brief cvs or biographical statements for all participants) by March 1st, 2003, to:

Elizabeth Faue, Coordinator, North American Labor History Conference
Department of History, 3094 Faculty Administration Building
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313/577-2525; Fax: 313 577-6987

The North American Labor History Conference is sponsored by the Department of History, the Walter Reuther Library, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, Wayne State University, and the Labor and Working Class History Association.