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Nachruf Dieter Schuster (1927-2019)

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 19:06

Das Archiv der sozialen Demokratie der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung trauert um Dieter Schuster (1927-2019)

Dieter Schuster war als Historiker und Archivar der Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung verpflichtet.

Social Histories of Revolution: the long 1960s

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:42

Social Histories of Revolution: the Long 1960s explores the spirit of an era of extraordinary global upheaval, from the perspectives of those whose marches, strikes and movements shook the world. It follows a highly successful series in 2017, Social Histories 1917, which took a similar approach to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. (The recordings are available at https://socialhistories1917.wordpress.com/recordings-past-talks/)

CfP: Revolutionary Left in Sub-Saharan Africa (1960s and 1970s)

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:08


Revolutionary Left in Sub-Saharan Africa (1960s and1970s) - a political and social history to be written



Contributors are invited to e-mail a proposal in the form of an abstract (in English or in French) not exceeding 5,000 characters to: revleftafrica@rosalux.org by no later than 1 March 2019.

Socialism across the Iron Curtain: Socialist Parties in East and West and the Reconstruction of Europe after 1945

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:17

This innovative pan-European history of post-war socialism challenges the East-West paradigm that still dominates accounts of post-war Europe. Jan De Graaf offers a comparative study of the ways in which the French, Italian and Polish socialist parties and the Czechoslovakian Social Democratic Party dealt with the problems of socio-economic and political reconstruction. 

La CFDT et la défense des libertés syndicales et démocratiques en Europe et en Amérique latine

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:50

Groupe de travail sur l’histoire de la politique internationale de la CFTC-CFDT (1945-2004)

Séminaire du mercredi 23 janvier 2019

Salle du BN, 4 boulevard de la Villette

La CFDT et la défense des libertés syndicales et démocratiques en Europe et en Amérique latine

9h : Accueil (mezzanine)

9h15 : Introduction des travaux de la journée par Yvan Ricordeau

9h30-12h30 : Défense des libertés syndicales et démocratiques en Europe

CfP: Revolutions and Transformations in Global Perspective, 1989-2019

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:08

What is the relationship between the global caesura of “1989” and the many political, economic, social and cultural transformations that have taken place across the world during the last 30 years? This is the key question that the international conference on “Revolutions and Transformations in Global Perspective, 1989-2019” will seek to address. It will be held from 12-16 June 2019, in the thirtieth year since 1989, at Leipzig University.

In Search of the Global Labour Market: Actors, Structures and Policies

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:05

From October 2017 until July 2018, the fellows of the research group “In Search of the Global Labour Market” have been living and working at ZiF to examine the question of whether there is a global labour market at all and how it should be analysed from a theoretical and empirical perspective.

CfP: 13th European Social Science History Conference. Oral History and Life Stories Network

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:40

The Oral History and Life Stories Network brings together oral history and life story researchers and practitioners who explore memory, narrative and history.

In recent decades oral history has stabilized its’ place in and beyond academia to the point, that it has been questioned if oral history has lost its radical roots? Also, the rise of the Internet and social media demands that we reflect on our work according to methodological questions and maybe new challenges in that context. Do the voiceless still need us to give them voice?

CfP: 13th European Social Science History Conference. Women and Gender Network: Doing Gender in Historical Perspective: Theory and Practice

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:36

CFP 13th European Social Science History Conference

18 – 21 March, 2020

Women and Gender Network


The ESSHC Women and Gender network invites proposals for individual papers and sessions (3-4 speakers, a chair and a commentator) focussing on interconnections between practice and theory in applying gender-sensitive historical analysis. We would like to discuss the following questions during our forthcoming conference:

CfP: International Conference on War and Social Movements

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:25

Movements for social change have often preceded or immediately followed periods of warfare. The temporal proximity of social movements and warfare raises several interesting questions. Among others, in what ways have movements for social change been linked to periods of violent conflict? How might war contribute to the expansion or limitation of rights for marginalized and oppressed groups? How does warfare shape the attitudes and strategies of social activists in local, transnational, and global contexts?

CfA: Agnese N. Haury Fellowships and Travel Grants (2019-2020)

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:52

New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War announces the Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for 2019-2020.

CfP: Le mouvement des associations de travailleurs au XIXe siècle

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:47

« Dès lendemain de la bataille, hommes et femmes, tous avaient à la bouche ce mot d’association, symbole de salut, qui semblait avoir en soi quelque vertu mystique. On criait « Association, association » comme jadis les vilains criaient : « Commune ! » et les Croisés « Dieu le veut ! » (Lettre de Pauline Roland à Guépin, 10 mai 1850)


CfP: Migration and the European City. Social and Cultural Perspectives from Early Modernity to the Present

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:41

MIGRATION AND THE EUROPEAN CITY. Social and Cultural Perspectives from Early Modernity to the Present

Italian-German Historical Institute – Trent / Italy, 18 –20 September 2019

Scientific Committee: Christoph Cornelissen (Frankfurt-Trent), Beat Kümin (Warwick), Massimo Rospocher (Trent)

Quelles données pour quelle recherche?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:37

Lieu: EHESS, 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris – amphithéâtre François Furet

“Simonetta Ortaggi” award for outstanding PhD dissertations in the field of Labour History

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:22

SISLav and Istoreco Livorno are inviting applications to the second edition of the “Simonetta Ortaggi” award for outstanding PhD dissertations in the field of Labour History. Simonetta Ortaggi (1944-1999) was a historian and researcher, author of some of the most important contributions to Italian Labour History.

Vor 100 Jahren: Friedrich Eberts Wahl zum Reichspräsidenten – Mut zur Demokratie!

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:16

19. Februar 2019, 15.30 Uhr in Berlin

CfP: Situazioni del lavoro e mobilitazioni operaie nel Mediterraneo

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:21

Confluences Méditerranée

Proposta di numero tematico:
“Situazioni del lavoro e mobilitazioni operaie nel Mediterraneo”
Coord. Amin Allal, Elisabeth Longuenesse, Michele Scala

Postdoctoral Scholar of Center for Global Workers' Rights

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:15

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Center for Global Workers’ Rights.

This is a twelve-month position that begins on August 11, 2019

CfP: Workshop Politics from below

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:57

Protests and social movements are fuzzy objects to study. Scholars face a lack of clear boundaries, diversity-by-definition, and -often dramatic- changes over time. The field of social movement studies holds particular challenges to researchers with a view to getting the research design straight and becoming clear about the restrictions of an argument. These challenges contrast with the conditions of scientific production: the lion’s share of research on social movements and protests is realized in individual post-graduate projects.

CfP: International, Transnational, and Global Histories of the Nicaraguan Revolution, 1977-1990

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:50

Hosted by the Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC), London School of Economics and Political Science