Series of seminar – global labour history

Swedish Labour Movement’s Archives and Library, Södertörn University and Stockholm University started in the spring of 2013 a new joint seminar series on global labour history. From autumn 2014 Swedish Labour Movement’s Archives and Library remains as the sole organizer.

The first kick-off meeting began with a short lectures on the need for discussions and research on global labour history in Sweden with the presentation of current projects.

In the spring of 2013 the serie began with seminars with a number of presentations by for instance Anna Gavanas (Linköping University), Verity Burgmann (Melbourne University), Goran Ryden (Uppsala University) Dorothy Sue Coble (Rutgers University), Suzanne Franzway (University of South Australia), Mary Margaret Fonow (Arizona State University) and Yevette Richards (George Mason University).

Responsible for the seminar series was Håkan Blomqvist, Lars Ekdahl and Silke Neunsinger. In autumn 2014 Silke Neunsinger remained solely responsible for the seminar series. The seminar series is open to all interested and suggestions of lecturers, research presentations and common literature seminars are happy to receive, via email: silke.neunsinger [at]

For more information on upcoming seminars will be published as soon as the dates are set.

Venue spot for seminars are if nothing else is indicated, at Swedish Labour Movement’s Archives and Library.

Upcoming events:

Will be updated as soon as new seminars have been planned.

Previous events:

28 januari 2015 – Workers of the Sea, Unite? The Internationalist Legacy of the Pre-WWI Years

Participant: Leon Fink, University Illinois-Chicago

8 december 2014 – One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Planatations in Colonial Assam

Participant: Rana P. Behal, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi

25 november 2014 – Ideologiska stridsfrågor inom konsumentkooperationen under mellankrigstiden: de nordiska länderna och den Internationella Kooperativa Alliansen

Participant: Mary Hilson, verksam som lektor vid Scandinavian Studies, University College London

22 oktober 2014 – Communism in West Bengal: Ideology and Praxis of Radicalism (1920-77)

Participant: Ritwika Biswas, University of Calcutta

17 oktober 2014 – Gender, industriousness, and colonial connections. Social norms and labour policies in the Dutch Empire, ca. 1800-1940

Participant: Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Wageningen University

3 december 2013 – Brazilian labour history

Participants: Paulo Fontes från Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasilom och Larissa Rosa Correa

5 november 2013 –  Kön och arbete i globaliseringens tid. Kritiska perspektiv på internationella relationer

Participants: Paulina de los Reyes och Fia Sundevall

15 oktober 2013 – Vi är varken visionärer eller utopiska drömmare – Historien om League against Imperialism (1927-1937)

Participant: Fredrik Pettersson från Åbo akademi

18 juni 2013 – Workshop: Feminism in international labour organizations

Participants: Silke Neunsinger (ARAB) & Ylva Waldemarson (Södertörn University), Dorothy Sue Cobble (Rutgers University), Yevette Richards Jordan (George Mason University), Maria Bosdotter (former Handelsanställdas förbund), Jonny Hjelm (Umeå University), Mary Margaret Fonow (Arizona State University) and Suzanne Franzway (University of South Australia).

28 maj 2013 – Seminarium: From “jobs versus environment” to “green-collar jobs”: Australian trade unions and the climate change debate

Participant: Verity Burgmann, Melbourne University

16 april 2013 – Arbetskonflikter och globalisering. Smidesarbetet på Leufsta bruk 1738

Participant: Göran Rydén, Uppsala universitet

26 mars 2013 – ena hem på smutsiga villkor? Hushållstjänster, migration och globalisering

Participants: Anna Gavanas with others.

26 mars 2013 – Global arbetarhistoria – upptaktsmöte

Kick off meeting for the new seminar serie – arranged in collaboration with ARAB and Södertörn University.