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

Upcoming Events

  • Australia-US Comparative Labour History Conference

    January 8-9, 2015. The University of Sydney, Australia. This conference aims to bring together historians and scholars interested in exploring the comparative and transnational dimensions of the labor history of both Australia and the US. Final schedule now available, and registration is now open!

  • Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future

    October 16, 2014, Barnard Center for Research on Women, New York, NY. This research conference on domestic workers and domestic worker organizing will provide the setting for a more intensive and comprehensive look at key issues related to domestic work by bringing together scholars from diverse areas of interest and expertise. We will create the opportunity for frank assessments about the status of academic research about domestic work, workers and organizing: major scholarly accomplishments, critical areas of debate or contention, as well as un- or under-explored issues. Join us for this historic set of conversations.

  • Labor and the Women’s Movement: The Untold Story and Why It Matters

    September 27, 2014. Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) will celebrate the contribution of labor women to the women's movement at an event on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • NALHC: The Nature of Work

    October 16-18, 2014. While the field of environmental history has provided new horizons within which to situate work and workers, this conference intends to expand those horizons through investigating the multi-fold meanings of “nature” from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

  • Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century

    February, 11-13, 2015 (CFP Deadline, July 31), University of Melbourne, Australia. Throughout the twentieth century, labour movement activists have been in the forefront of challenges to war and militarism. This conference, hosted by the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, seeks to restore their role to our historical memory.

  • Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power (CFP Deadline: October 15)

    May 28-31, 2015. Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Joint Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association. Economic inequality, while long a challenge for working-class people, has grown and become increasingly central in public life. It has been a theme in struggles for justice for low-wage workers and has shaped policies related to education, housing, health care, and the right to organize.

  • Southern Labor Studies Association Conference Annual Conference

    March 5-8, 2015. CFP Deadline: September 1, 2014. The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, students, attorneys, public historians, archivists, and any other people interested in the experiences of working people in the Early American or US South to propose sessions for our next conference, which will take place from March 5-8, 2015. We will meet in two locations: at the University of Maryland, College Park during the day on Thursday, March 5, and then in Washington, D.C. from the evening of March 5 to the morning of Sunday, March 8.