With the WORCK Blog, we aim to transcend the academic sphere, and shed light to the enduring relevance of coercion in labour relations. In order to let a broader public audience participate in our debates, we invite scholars, activists, trade unionists, journalists and anyone engaging with coercion and labour to enter into a dialogue with our network and debate current issues. The Blog is structured into various series, each addressing a specific topic. Even though this is an English-speaking website, we also welcome blog posts written in other languages than English.
By the Società Italiana delle Storiche (Italian Society of Women Historians) The Società Italiana delle Storiche (Italian Society of Women Historians) is following the recent events in Iran with admiration and concern in equal measure: admiration for the courage of women of all [...]
German By Peter-Paul Bänziger (University of Basel) In a 2017 interview, Tuğrul Erbaydar, a physician and founding member of AİDS Savaşım Derneği (Association for the Fight against AIDS), explored the history of AIDS and HIV in 1990s Turkey. Among other things, [...]
Italian By Christian De Vito (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) This text was originally written 2019 in Italian, and published under the title Sapere e potere: le lingue dell’accademia in the journal Zapruder, no. 52 (2020): 193–200. It is [...]
By Peter Moser|2021-10-29T10:36:40+01:00October 29th, 2021|
German By Peter Moser (Archives of Rural History, Bern) Somewhat parallel to the rise of economic and social history, a marginalisation of agricultural historical research and the securing and indexing of sources relating to rural society from the 19th and 20th [...]
Polish By Natalia Jarska (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Science, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno) As I am writing this blog entry, I recall the recent statements by the Polish Minister of Education and Science about publishing [...]
German Spanish French Polish Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Edited by Peter-Paul Bänziger, Universität Basel The European research funding, as it is provided not least with the COST Actions, undoubtedly has its positive sides. Not least, it supports cooperation beyond linguistic [...]