1st Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN)

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The European Labour History Network (ELHN) is pleased to announce its first conference from 14-16 December 2015 at the University of Turin facilitated and hosted by Stefano Musso (President of the Società Italiana di Storia del lavoro/SISLav – Italian Society of Labour History) in collaboration with ISMEL-Torino.
The ELHN was founded in October 2013 in Amsterdam as a network of labour historians in order to bring together scholars with different institutional backgrounds (institutes, associations, archives, journals, study groups, individual researchers, etc.) and serve as an umbrella organization for smaller working groups with specific topics and tasks.
In accordance with the decisions of the foundation meeting of the ELHN, the first conference of the network will be structured differently to other comparable scholarly conferences and will also provide the possibility to gather colleagues from all over Europe in order to work on specific common projects regarding European labour history. Therefore, the main part of the conference will be dedicated to ELHN working groups that will themselves decide on their specific agenda during the conference. The individual working groups are responsible for drafting their own agenda during the conference. We are providing all call for papers/contributions of the individual working groups below. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the regarding organisers outlined in the specific call.

Venue
Campus Luigi Einaudi (CLE) of the University of Turin
Address: Lungo Dora Siena, 100
10153 Turin, Italy

Turin is an interesting and attractive town and used to be a small European capital from the XVII century onwards. Of Roman origins, Turin is rich in art collections, expositions, architecture in the baroque centre, museums, hills, rivers and parks with beautiful views of the surrounding Alps. It also has a local tradition in good food and wine. Among the major points of interest are: Museo Egizio (the biggest Egyptian museum outside Egypt), Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (the second collection of modern art in Italy), Biblioteca Reale (Royal Library exhibiting drawings from Leonardo da Vinci), Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), Museo del Risorgimento, Reggia di Venaria (Palace of Venaria), Mole Antonelliana and Museo del Cinema (Cinema Museum), Museo dell’automobile (Automobile Museum). For further tourist information, please visit: www.turismotorino.org.

Dates
Beginning: Monday, 14 December 2015, 11 am (approx.)
End: Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 4 pm (approx.)

Contact for general information
Information on the organisational details of the conference (conference fee, preliminary programme, etc.) will be published within the upcoming months. The conference organisers are working on the provision of cheap accommodation; further information to be provided in September 2015.
If you want to visit the conference or keep updated on the ELHN, please contact:
Astrid Verburg (IISG): ave@iisg.nl
Lukas Neissl (ITH): ith@doew.at

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