Social and Labour History News
N.W. Posthumus Conference: Relocating Governance in Asia. State and Society in South- and Southeast Asia, c. 1800-2000
Over the last decades, the study of governance in Asia has increasingly expanded to include a focus upon non-state entities. Historians have realized that engagement with local intermediaries, civil society organizations, power brokers, and interest groups has been crucial to the day-to-day administration of European colonies and postcolonial states alike. Historically, colonial regimes contended and interacted with pre-existing political and socioeconomic structures of the regions they occupied and sought to reshape.
In September 2020, the first WORCK Conference will take place at the Central European University in Budapest. It challenges the traditional narrative of labour history by addressing the ambiguities of wage and contract across history.
Hosts: Susan Zimmermann and Isidora Grubacki
In Lyon, all the working groups of Worlds of Related Coercion in Work (WORCK) meet for the first time for conceptual and methodological exchange. The Working Group Leaders will present first ideas to the whole network and the working group members will start their collaborative work on joint publications and activities.
Edited volume "History in Africa": Digital Humanities and the Future of Chronicling the African Past
Cambridge University Press, African Studies Association (ASA)
The incoming editors of History in Africa are inaugurating thematic issues as part of a new feature highlighting how Africanists are engaging with key trends in history and methods.
Gender, power and disempowerment
XIII Nordic Women’s and Gender History Conference
19-21 August 2021 at Aarhus University
FORCED RELOCATIONS: CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, CASES AND DATA
11–12 May 2020, Bonn
The North American Labor History Conference, held annually since 1979, is holding its first biennial meeting October 15-17, 2020 on the theme of Labor and Democracy.