Welcome to H-Labor, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-labor is particularly interested in fostering international discussion and colaboration on labor history topics. It also recognizes that teaching the history of workers entails maintaining some knowledge of working people and their unions today.

Recent Content

Left History is now open access!

Established in 1993, Left History is a peer-reviewed bi-annual scholarly journal run out of York University, with an editorial board of prominent left historians. Left History features articles by both established and new scholars from a variety of academic disciplines, on topics including race, politics, gender, sexuality, culture, the state, labour, the environment, human rights, theory, and method.

CFP: Reproductive Health and Work; Work in the Home; Social Science History Association Conference Palmer House, Chicago, November 21-24, 2019

As a SSHA labor network co-representative, I am helping organize panels for the upcoming Social Science History Association conference in Chicago from November 21-24, 2019. We are particularly interested in panels on Reproductive Health and Work and Work in the Home.

Seeking Presenter for OAH 2020: Bathrooms and Breaks in the Workplace

We are seeking a third person to deliver a paper on our panel focusing on issues, conditions, and problems in the workplace related to bathrooms and breaks, including but not limited to: the physical and emotional toll on workers when bathroom breaks are forbidden, constrained, or monitored; the use of bathrooms in the workplace as space for exchanging information, gossiping, organizing, and spying; and the ways that structural inequalities and assumptions about gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and ability have shaped workers' access to and use of bathrooms.

Book Announcement: Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France

Dear colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my book:

Katie Jarvis, Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Oxford University Press, 2019), 352 Pages, ISBN: 9780190917111.