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Calls to action for LAWCHA members and member activist activities in recent weeks.

Upcoming Events

  • Labor Research & Action Network 4th Annual Conference

    June 16th and 17th, 2014, at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Explore the intersection of cutting-edge labor research and innovative worker organizing campaigns, and hear from the AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, Harvard University scholar Theda Skocpol, journalist Rick Perlstein, and many more scholars and practitioners.

  • Work: The Politics of Laboring in American History, Graduate Student Conference (Michigan)

    May 9-10, 2014. This conference will consider the myriad forms of work throughout American history, in order to engage scholarship in a wide range of subfields and disciplines. While race, gender, and class have become assumed and necessary categories of analysis, we offer “work” as a productive avenue for rethinking the politics of laboring. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Cynthia Blair, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Proposal deadline: February 3.

  • WCSA Conference, How Class Works

    June 5-7, 2014, SUNY Stony Brook. The conference seeks to explore ways in which an explicit recognition of class helps to understand the social world in which we live, and ways in which analysis of society can deepen our understanding of class as a social relationship. CFP Deadline: December 11, 2013

  • “The Nature of Work”: 36th Annual North American Labor History Conference

    October 16-18, 2014, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) The Program Committee of the NALHC, an international conference with global perspectives, invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, etc. on the theme of “The Nature of Work” for our thirty-sixth annual meeting. Other thematically related proposals will be considered, especially if part of a full panel or roundtable.

  • 44th Annual PNLHA Conference, “Mining Our Past”

    The 44th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Labour History Association (PNLHA) takes place in the historic village of Cumberland, B.C., June 13-15, 2014. Proposal deadline is December 13, 2013.