2018/2019 conference year at STM:

Re-Working Class: Setting A New Agenda for Canadian Labour and Working-Class History" conference

October 13-14, 2018. 


Re-Working Class: Setting A New Agenda for Canadian Labour and Working-Class History

Sponsored by Labour/Le Travail, the Canadian Committee on Labour History and St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

October 13-14, 2018

St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan


This two-day symposium aims to reassess the study and teaching of the history of the Canadian working class in order to chart a positive path for future study and activismRe-Working Class will reflect on the past, present and future of working-class history and the working-class experience, assessing old debates and raising new ones, charting new directions for the field, and exploring how we might reinvigorate the study and teaching of labour.

Since the first issue of Labour/Le Travail in 1976, working-class history has evolved as a vibrant field of study, although the questions that animate the field have changed over time. Trends in historical study have veered away from examinations of class, labour mobilization and unions, yet we believe that analyzing work and class relations, in conjunction with other axis of power such as ‘race,’ gender, colonialism and sexuality, remains central to our understanding of history, as well as current debates about economic inequality, capitalism and the lives of working people.  Within and outside the university, there are some encouraging signs of revitalized debates within working-class history, political economy, public history, the labour movement and the left.

For more information please contact Charles Smith csmith@stmcollege.ca

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Hotel information and Group Booking:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites East – University 

Attendees can book guestrooms by calling the following phone numbers:

            Toll-free                        1-800-HOLIDAY (1-800-465-4329

            Hotel direct                  1-306-954-1250           

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Group Name:                          Canadian Committee on Labour History Conf. 2018

Dates:                                        October 12-14, 2018 (anything outside of those dates please contact the hotel directly)

Hotel:                                         Holiday Inn Express & Suites East-University-YXEES

Address:                                     1838 College Drive; Saskatoon; Bldg. #2, SK; S1N 2Z8

Room Type(s) available:           Two queen bedrooms at $139.00/night

                                                     Single King with double sleeper sofa at $149.00/night                          

Cut-off date:                               Sept 24, 2018

Group Code:                               CCL                                         

Complimentary Services:

Complimentary Self Parking
Complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar
Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access

Complimentary Coffee/tea 24 hours
Sundry Shop open 24 hours
Indoor pool and whirlpool
Fitness Centre 
24 Hour Business Centre