Labour Network


The Labour Network encompasses all aspects of work, labour relations and labour struggle in a global and long-term perspective, including the influence of these global developments on local casesand vice versa. Besides class, other constituent elements, such as gender, ethnicity, religion, age and nationality, are believed to be indispensable for the historical analysis of work and workers in their broadest definition.

The Labour Network is among the largest networks of the ESSHC. For ESSHC 2025, we encourage submissions that focus on the following topics: the state of the art in global labour history; the connection between labour studies and labour activism; intersections between environmental history and labour history; and the use of digital humanities in the study of labour. We invite session proposals and individual proposals, but also sessions that move beyond the traditional conference panel, such as film screenings, book panels etc. A full call for papers can be found here.