Work in a Globalising World: Gender, Mobility, Markets

Conference, Bielefeld, Germany, 8-10 April
Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Universität Bielefeld 08.04.2013-10.04.2013, Bielefeld, Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft/ International Guesthouse (IBZ), Bielefeld University

Monday, 8 April 2013

4:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm Welcome Address
Thomas Welskopp, Director of the BGHS

6:15 pm Opening Lecture
Marcel van der Linden (IISH, Amsterdam, Netherlands): The World Working Class: A long View

8:00 pm Reception

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

9:00 am Registration

9:30 am Panel Session I

Panel A: Labour Law and Labour Struggle
Chair: Ulrike Schulz

Amorosi, Virginia (Napoli): International Labour Law in the early XXth Century. Constructing a new discipline between Legal Discourse and Migration Question Reick, Philipp (Berlin): The Double Movement at Work: Karl Polanyi and the International Struggle for an Eight-Hour Workday in the late Nineteenth Century

Panel B: Work and the Family I
Chair: Felix Brahm

Whyte, Christine Helen (Zürich): Fostering Subjects: the History of Child Fosterage, Apprenticeships and Domestic Work in Sierra Leone Atkinson, Paul (Huddersfield): Gender and Family Relationships in the Bradford Woolen Industry, 1861-1914: Globalising Markets, Transnational Challenges and German Migration to Bradford


11:15 am Panel session II

Panel A: Labour Markets in the Globalisation Process
Chair: Klaus Weinhauer

Berntsen, Lisa (Groningen): Marketised Employment Relations under (Re)construction in the European Construction Industry Yan, Junchen (Bielefeld): The Chinese White Collar Managers in Foreign Invested Enterprises and their Habitus

Panel B: Work and the Family II
Chair: Birgit Geissler

Buyana, Kareem (Kamplala): The Quest for Better Wages and Parenting from afar: A Study of Transnational Families in Kampala City Uganda Dube, Charles (Masvingo): Gender Dynamics in Cross-border Women Trade in Zimbabwe

12:45 am LUNCH BREAK

2:15 pm Panel session III

The Globalisation of Work
Chair: Ursula Mense-Petermann

Bludau, Heidi (West Long Branch): From the Golden City to the Golden Cage: How Recruiters re/create a Transnational Labour Market between Eastern Europe and the Middle East Pustulka, Paula (Bangor): Escaping Workplace Gender Discrimination through Mobility? - Labour Market Experiences of Polish Female Migrants in UK and Germany


4:00 pm Panel session IV

Career Development in a Globalising World
Chair: Marcel van der Linden

Steiner, Melanie (Bielefeld): Careers in a Globalising World: Insights from Changing Careers in the Old Economy Gruhlich, Julia (Paderborn): Questioning new Career Options to token Woman Managers in Transnational Enterprises

6:00 pm DINNER at the Univarza (Main Building, Bielefeld University)

8:00 pm CONFERENCE PARTY (Room K4-129, Main Building, Bielefeld University)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

9:00 am Panel session V

Work and Masculinities
Chair: Marcel van der Linden

Kranz, Dani (Erfurt): A View from the Minority Position: Male, Highly Skilled Migrants who followed their Wives Susewind, Raphael (Bielefeld): Working towards Love Marriage: Longing and Belonging of Young Muslim Men with Large Aspirations in Provincial India


10: 45 am Panel session VI

Panel A: Global Artists
Chair: Bettina Brockmeyer

Diggle, Jacob (Oxford): All the World's A Stage: Theatre Touring Networks in the British World (1870-1914) Yamomo, Mele (Munich): Global Currents, Musical Streams: Manila Musicos and the Professionalization and Globalization of Musical Practices in the Age of Empire

Panel B: Women and Migration
Chair: Margit Fauser

Pontes, Luciana (Barcelona): An Alternative Gaze? Migrated Women in Catalonia's Public Television Programs on International Migrations Ustek, Funda (Oxford): Between the Global and Local: The Invisible Women Workers in Informal Economy

12:15 am LUNCH BREAK

1:30 pm Plenary Discussion
Chair: Thomas Welskopp

3:00 pm End of the Seminar

For Registration and more Information, please contact us:

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Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology

[Cross-posted, with thanks, from H-Soz-u-Kult]