LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.
CFP Deadline: September 15, 2016.
Our 2017 annual meeting will take place in Seattle, June 23-25, at the University of Washington. This gives us a chance to visit the left coast city where labor has been winning important victories and pioneering new strategies. And late June is a great time to see the Pacific Northwest. Stay after the conference and explore Seattle and the mountains, islands, and waterways of Puget Sound.Read more…
- October 20-22, 2016•Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
The 38th annual North American Labor History Conference will explore the connections between labor and urban history, workers and city-dwellers, in the context of globalization. We are interested in how “work,” “workers,” and “cities” remake and are remade by the global economy and by the dangers inherent in new global realities—where migration and exchange are seen both as constructive and destructive of urban life.Read More
- May 31-June 3, 2017•TBA
The WCSA 2017 conference seeks to take stock of the legacy, present, and future possibilities of the idea of “class struggle.”Read More
We have had quite a year, in 2016, of Irish history, certainly the biggest for decades. The centenary of the 1916 uprising offered history buffs a veritable compulsion to write and speak on events, but more ordinary Irish men and women, at home and in the diaspora anywhere on the globe, to meet, pay more than the usual attention to lectures, also party, drink and perhaps above all, listen to music. Scholars are not likely to have the last word, but they have quite a few useful words to explain and interpret the larger issues of Irish dependency and Irish emancipation, with all the accompanying contradictions. Read more →