WORCK Conferences

The COST Action WORCK organises three international conferences. Each of these conferences addresses a specific conceptual problem for the study of labour and coercion in a long-term and global perspective.

WORCK Conference 2: Historicising the Concept of Europe in Global History

30 August–3 September 2021: Vienna, Austria

This conference brings together two major networks for labour and social history in Europe: The “European Labour History Network” (ELHN) and the COST Action “Worlds of Related Coercions in Work” (WORCK).

The ELHN Conference 4 (30 August to 1 September 2021) offers a broad and diverse programme of labour-related sessions organised by the ELHN working groups. The WORCK Conference 2 (30 August to 3 September 2021) is dedicated to a readerbased plenary discussion on the concept of Europe in global history and social inequalities in Europe in past and present. The conference takes place as a hybrid event.

Hosts: Juliane Schiel, Laura Šukarov-Eischer and Teresa Petrik

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16–19 September 2020: Virtual Conference hosted by CEU Budapest, Hungary

The first WORCK Conference aims to move past the traditional binary of free wage labour vs. unfree labour by exploring the moments and logics of labour coercion within labour relations mediated by remuneration and/or contracts including ostensibly free labour.

Hosts: Susan Zimmermann and Isidora Grubacki

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Participation: If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to christian.devito@gmail.com and receive your personal version of the program with interactive links to the conference sessions.