NLHN: Migration at the multi-level intersection of industrial relations: the Schleswig-Holstein Campaign and the Swedish garment industry in the early 1950s

An online seminar organized by the Nordic Labour History Network. During the so-called Schleswig-Holstein campaign, about 800 – mostly female – young Germans arrived in Sweden in 1950–1951. The campaign was a German initiative, emphasising vocational training for young and unemployed refugees and expellees, even though it ended up in a more pragmatic labour recruitment. […]

NLHN: Moral injury and American narratives of killing in the Vietnam War

An online seminar organized by the Nordic Labour History Network. Killing is part of the job description of frontline soldiers who are trained to follow orders and kill or capture the enemy. Transition from civilian norms and life to military and back isn’t straightforward and recent studies have shown that some military veterans suffer from […]

NLHN: The Lord and Masters put us here: The Deportation of the Sámi

An online seminar organized by the Nordic Labour History Network. The Sámi people have lived and worked in the northern parts of Fenno-Scandia and Russia for as long as anyone can remember. Their name for their arctic lands is Sápmi, and until the national borders separating the Scandinavian countries from each other were drawn in […]