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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