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Report of 3rd International Conference in Economic and Social History

Between 24 and 27 May 2017 the 3rd International Conference in Economic and Social History “Labour History: production, markets, relations, policies (from the late Middle Ages to the early 21st century)” was held in Ioannina, Greece.

Organized by the Greek Economic History Association and the Department of History-Archaeology of the University of Ioannina, the conference was a significant event, bringing together 140 scholars from 20 countries, mainly Europeans. Historians, economists, social anthropologists, political scientists and sociologists, they were meeting together to present their research on labour history. The programme can be viewed here (link is external)

The conference aspired to examine the diverse and historically changing types of labour in different geographical areas and state forms, from the Middle Ages to the present day, as well as the perceptions and redefinitions of labour across different systems of political economy. Even though there wasn’t strict geographical limitation, the aim of the conference was to bring to the foreground relevant research carried out for the Mediterranean and the Balkans. The conference revolved around four thematic axes: a) labour in production; b) labour markets; c) labour relations and d) labour policies. Comparative approaches at a national, regional or international level on history, historiography, the theory of labour relations and the history of political economy were welcomed. Viewpoints exploring the role of gender age, ethnicity, race and family in the historical formation of the division of labour, labour relations, labour markets, labour policies and workers’ experiences were also welcomed.

The conference programme was very rich with 30 sessions, one roundtable and two keynote lectures, by Marcel van der Linden on trends in global labour history (“Labour history goes global”) and by Touraj Atabaki on “Workers, class and revolutions in 20th century Iran”.

“Workers, Labour and Labour History in Modern Central-East Europe” - Call for paper

Call for Papers 
Second Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN)

Paris, France, 2-4 November 2017
Working Group “Workers, Labour and Labour History in Modern Central-East-Europe”
Coordinators: Eszter Bartha (ELTE University of Budapest, Tibor Valuch (Eszterházy Károly University, Eger)
At the Second Conference of the European Labour History Network in Paris, France (2-4 November 2017), we will have the opportunity to organize the first session of the Working Group on “Workers, Labour and  Labour History in Modern Central-East Europe”. The Working Group aims to discuss this subject from a transnational and preferably comparative perspective. In addition, the second ELHN-conference provides a good opportunity to organize the research network and/or working group for researchers who are dealing with the problems of labour, working class or classes, and the social and political history of labour in -19th-20th Century - Central-East-Europe since the network intents to encourage comparative approaches and possibly academic cooperation in the study of the labour history of the region.  

Call for paper 2nd ELHN conference

Second Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN)

Deuxième Congrès du Réseau Européen d’Histoire du Travail

Paris, France, 2-4 November 2017 /2-4 novembre 2017

Working Group “Long-term History of Remuneration”/ Groupe de travail  “L’évolution des modes de rémunération sur la longue durée ”

Call for Papers /Appel à communications

for the session/pour la session

Words of remuneration / Mots des rémunérations

Coordinators/Coordinateurs : Michel Pigenet (Université Paris I-Sorbonne Pantheon), Leda Papastefanaki (University of Ioannina)