• 26.11.2020 - 29.11.2020
  • 🇩🇰 Dänemark / Kopenhagen
  • Nordic Labour History Network
  • zur Website

Nordic Labour History Conference

Deadlines for submissions and notifications:

  • Session proposals: October 1, 2019
  • Individual papers: November 15, 2019
  • Notification of whether your session proposal have been accepted: December 1, 2019
  • Notification of whether your individual paper proposal have been accepted: February 1, 2020
  • Submission of full papers: September 15, 2020

What counts as labour , where does labour take place and under what conditions, who constitute the working class and indeed ‘the
worker’, what can be recognized as labour organizing and workers’ associations.

The title of the conference Labouring Lives and Political Protest Across and Beyond the Nordic Countries is meant to encourage this expansion of approaches by pointing to the specificities of labour as such, of labour organizing, of workers’ associations and parties, of collective bargaining practices and traditions, of the lived lives of workers, of convergences of and segregations between workplace and home, labour and free time, of various forms of political protest, activism and dissidence, as well as the spatial and temporal geographies of labour within, but not limited to a Nordic context. Labour and workers travel beyond sectoral and national borders and thus labour history inquiries must travel too.

The Nordic Labour History Conference 2020 (NLHC2020) encourages contributions from both established and emerging fields of study within labour history. Throughout the NLHC2020 the following tracks will be recurring (further description of each track is provided in the last part of the CfP:

  • Feminist Labour History
  • Precarious Work Historicized
  • Free/Unfree Labour
  • History of Fascism and Anti Fascism
  • Communist lives
  • Histories of Migrant and Itinerant Labour
  • History of Collective Bargaining
  • De industrialization
  • Vagrant and Entrepenuerial Labour
  • Political Activism Post 1945

The main language of the conference is English, but proposals of sessions and papers in the Nordic languages are also welcomed. in the Nordic languages are also welcomed.