CFP: Newberry labor history seminar

Peter Cole Discussion

Labor History Seminar
2023-2024 Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: June 2, 2023

This seminar provides a forum for works in progress that explore the history of working-class people, communities, and culture; class and state policy; unions and popular political movements; and other related topics. We are particularly interested in works that deal with gender, sexuality, race, migration, and the sociaal history of work. Our focus has been on U.S. history, but we welcome papers on North America generally, and on transnational aspects of labor history.

In 2023-24, some sessions will meet virtually via Zoom and others will meet in person at the Newberry.

The seminars co-coordinators are Peter Cole, Western Illinois University; Colleen Doody, DePaul University; Liesl Orenic, Dominican University; and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University Chicago.

To apply, please submit a one-page proposal and brief CV at this link: