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Activism, Struggle and Labour History — deadline for abstracts 1 May 2019


  • Perth Trades Hall 80 Beaufort Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Caption: Trades Hall

The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History was founded in 1961 to study “the working class situation … and social history in the fullest sense”. The Society aims not only to encourage teaching and research in labour history, but also the preservation of the records of working people and the labour movement. It desires to make history a vital part of popular consciousness and a matter for reflection and debate.

Dates: October 3 , 2019 – Ocober 6, 2019

2019 Conference Keynote Speakers:

Diane Kirkby FASSA, FAHA, Professor of Law & Humanities, UTS, and Research Professor (Emeritus) at La Trobe University. 

Ralph Darlington, Emeritus-elect Professor of Employment Relations at Salford Business School, University of Salford, UK. 

Abstracts are welcomed on any of the following topics: The labour movement after the Armistice (1919); New directions in Labour History (work in prospect/progress papers, new projects); Insecure work — historicising the 'gig' economy; Radical Culture; Labour in Politics; Strikes and Struggles; Regionalism in Labour History and any other topic relevant to labour history or industrial relations in an Australian, international or overseas context.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2019. Requirements for abstracts and papers may be found at http://www.labourhistory.org.au/2019-conference/

For further information please contact the Conference Convenor Associate Professor Bobbie Oliver at bobbie.oliver@uwa.edu.au