Date Convener(s) Topic
2020/02/03 Christian G. De Vito Guest Lecture: What is “the Global“in Global Labour History?
2020/01/30 Theresa Wobbe Workshop: Ältere und neuere Formate sozialer Beobachtung – zum Verhältnis von Kategorisierung, Vergleich, Vermessung und Bewertung
2020/01/14 Seth Rockman re:work Lecture: Slavery’s Old and New Materialisms
2019/12/09 Daniel Maul Book Launch: The International Labour Organization: 100 Years of Global Social Policy
2019/11/12 Derek Peterson Guest Lecture: The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin: Photographs from the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
2019/11/03 re:work - in cooperation with the Department of History , Addis Ababa University Summer Academy 2019: Unfree Labour Old and New (Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS), Addis Ababa)
2019/10/28 Álvaro Morcillo Laiz Workshop: Experts’ Impact on World Politics - The International Monetary Fund and International
NGOs Compared
2019/10/21 Mahua Sarkar Guest Lecture: Uncertain Action: Transnational Temporary Contract Work as Risk
2019/09/20 re:work, SAIC Workshop: Re:working Labour
2019/07/08 Jeffrey Gunn Guest Lecture: Kru Free Wage Labourers in the Nineteenth Century
2019/07/05 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2018/19
2019/06/25 Supurna Banerjee & Eva Gerharz Workshop: Aspiring Mobility in a Globalized World
2019/06/18 Andrea Komlosy Guest Lecture: Global Perspectives on Work, Household and Life-Course
2019/06/11 Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger Guest Lecture: From Slavery to “Modern” Slavery – Some Aspects of Research on Literatures from Africa and Latin America
2019/02/18 Felicitas Hentschke and James Williams Book Launch: To Be at Home. House, Work, and Self in the Modern World
2019/01/30 Annelise Orleck Guest Lecture: We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages
2019/01/09 Carola Lentz re:work Lecture 2019: Familie, Arbeit und soziale Mobilität: Ghanaische Perspektiven
2018/11/20 Herman van der Wee Guest Lecture:
Industrial Development and the Standard of Living in a Period of Advancing Merchant Capitalism: The Case of the Southern Low Countries in the 14th-16th Centuries
2018/10/12 re:work, SAIC Workshop: Re:working Labour
2018/09/09 re:work - in cooperation with the Department for African Studies (HU Berlin) and the Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi Summer Academy 2018: Labour and Leisure in Global History (University of Nairobi, Kenia)
2018/07/04 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2017/18
2018/06/22 Linda Colley and Jan C. Jansen Workshop: Exile and Emigration in an Age of War and Revolution (ca. 1750-1830)
2018/06/15 Sarah Bellows-Blakely Workshop: Doing Academia in a World in Crisis: Why and for Whom?
2018/05/31 Alexandre Fortes and David Mayer Book Presentation:
Brazilian Labour History - New Perspectives in Global Context
2018/05/30 Leon Fink and Juan Manuel Palacio Book Launch:
Labor Justice across the Americas
2018/05/16 Alia Mossallam Guest Lecture:
This is What Socialism Looks Like: Soundscapes of Memory and Archiving Practices of the Aswan High Dam Workers (1960-1970)
2018/05/03 Görkem Akgöz and Nicola Pizzolato Workshop: Across the 'Post‐Industrial' Divide: Rearticulating the Factory as an Object of Inquiry in History and Anthropology
2018/04/19 Allen and Barbara Isaacman Guest Lecture: Indivisible Histories: Racial Violence and Clandestine Migration from Mozambique to Colonial Zimbabwe, 1900-1980 ca.
2018/04/16 Carolyn Steedman Guest Lecture: Work: History and Poetry
2018/04/13 Nitin Varma and Nitin Sinha Conference: 2nd International Conference Servants'Pasts
2018/03/08 Jennifer Hart Guest Lecture: Of Pirate Drivers and Honking Horns: Mobility, Authority, and Urban Planning in Interwar Accra
2018/01/16 Susan Zimmermann re:work Lecture 2018: Arbeiterinnen aller Länder vereinigt Euch! Die gewerkschaftliche Frauen-Internationale und die internationale Geschlechterpolitik in der Zeit zwischen den Weltkriegen
2018/01/10 Mahua Sarkar Book Launch: Work out of Place
2017/12/14 Kris Manjapra Guest Lecture: Black Ocean of Credit: The British Abolition Act, Expansion in Asia, and the Futures of Slave Finance
2017/10/29 re:work - in cooperation with the National University of
San Martin (UNSAM)
Summer Academy 2017: Labour, Rights, and Mobility (UNSAM, Buenos Aires)
2017/09/15 re:work Workshop: In-Between Empires: Trans-imperial History in a Global Age
2017/07/05 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2016/17
2017/06/27 Keith Breckenridge Guest Lecture: Biometric Capitalism: Infrastructures of Identification and Credit Surveillance on the African Continent
2017/06/24 re:work Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: It's Tea Time. Wie kommt der Tee in den Teebeutel?
2017/06/20 Shulamit Volkov Guest Lecture: Working Jews: Myth and Reality in a Global Perspective
2017/05/23 Rukmini Barua & Naveen Chander Workshop: History, Memory and the Archives of Experience: Oral Histories of Labour in South Asia
2017/05/02 re:work - in cooperation with the Congreso Latinoamericano y del Caribe Congress: Trabajo y Trabajadores (La Paz, Bolivia)
2017/03/07 Carlos Quembo Guest Lecture: Productive/Unproductive Labour: the Socialist Mozambican Politics and Labour Mobility
2017/02/16 Nintin Varma & Nitin Sinha Conference: Servants’ Pasts, 16th to 20th Century
2017/01/11 Leon Fink re:work Lecture 2017: 'Deliverance' Revisited: Trump's Triumph, Liberal Elites, and the Zombie White Working Class
2016/12/07 Prabhu Mohapatra Guest Lecture: Living and Resisting Informality: Two Case Studies in India
2016/12/06 Thomas Lindenberger Guest Lecture: History of Industrial Accidents in the GDR
2016/11/24 Leoni Linek & Jakob Schäfer Workshop: Prekarisierung, Arbeit & Geschlecht
2016/10/31 Michael Wildt Guest Lecture: Work in National Socialism
2016/10/05 Felix Axster Workshop: »DEUTSCHE ARBEIT«: Entstehung, Charakteristik, Effekte eines antisemitischen Topos
2016/09/26 re:work - in cooperation with the institute of history of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Summer Academy 2016: Labour, Politics, and Safety (Maputo, Mozambique)
2016/07/14 Lasse Heerten & Daniel Tödt Workshop: Imperial Port Cities in the Age of Steam. Towards a Comparative History of Entanglements
2016/07/08 Marcel van der Linden Conference: Informalizing Economies: The Present and Past of the Social Question at a Global Level
2016/07/05 Laurent Bazin Guest Lecture: The Politics of Work: A Global Perspective
2016/07/04 Hannah Schilling Workshop: Work in Contemporary City. From Youth’s Work Practices in Abidjan … to Conceptual Lenses on Work Beyond Wage
2016/06/30 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2015/16
2016/06/22 Dmitri van den Bersselaar Guest Lecture: ‘Insulting the Bosses Won't Help’: Trade Unions, Nationalism and the Workplace in Ghana, 1950-1980
2016/06/21 Martin Dusinberre Guest Lecture: Circulations of Labour, Bodies of Work: A Japanese Migrant in Meiji Hawai’i
2016/06/14 Heinz-Gerhard Haupt Guest Lecture: Forms of Informal and Precarious Work in Western and Southern Europe During the 19th and Early 20th Century
2016/06/11 re:work Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: Zwischen Navigationskunst und Hafenspelunken - Das rauhe Leben der Seeleute im 19. Jahrhundert
2016/05/30 Neda Deneva & Milena Kremakova Workshop: Precarity or Flexibility? Changing Realities of Labour in the New Europe
2016/05/26 Saima Akhtar, Rosa Barotsi & Clio Nicastro Workshop: In Front of the Factory. Cinematic Spaces of Labour
2016/05/24 Gerd Spittler Book Launch: Anthropologie der Arbeit. Ein Ethnographischer Vergleich?
2016/04/21 Romain Tiquet & Fabien Jobard Workshop: Policing in Africa (19th-21st Centuries): Actors, Knowledge and Practices. French and German Perspectives
2016/04/19 Elke Schüßler Guest Lecture: Work in Global Production Networks: The Case of the Garment Industry in Bangladesh
2016/04/14 Claudia Derichs, Manja Stephan-Emmrich & Shirin Saeid Workshop: Mobile Muslim Professionals: Trans-regional Connectedness and (Non-State) Cooperation in Asia and the Middle East
2016/03/11 Alex Lichtenstein Conference: Labor, Migration, and the State: Past, Present, Future
2016/03/03 Yoko Tanaka Workshop: Precarious Female Work in Service Sector in International Comparison
2016/02/25 Sandrine Kott & Theresa Wobbe Workshop: International Labour Organization as a Producer of Statistical Knowledge

2016/01/12 Frederick Cooper re:work Lecture: From Enslavement to Precarity? African Labour History in Global Context
2015/09/17 ITH & re:work Conference: International Conference of Labor and Social History

2015/08/09 re:work in Kooperation mit dem Preparatory Committee des Institute of Critical Transnational Studies und dem Institut für Geschichte der Sogang University (Seoul, Südkorea) Sommerakademie 2015: Work and Non-Work in Global Perspective. Resonances, Connections, Contradictions
2015/06/30 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2014/15
2015/06/28 Toby Boraman, Paulo Fontes & Alexander Lichtenstein Workshop: Global Labour and the Crises of High Capitalism. Rethinking the 1970s
2015/06/19 Paul-André Rosental Workshop: Work Precariousness in the Context of Economic Growth
2015/06/16 Gerd Spittler Guest Lecture: Do Hunters and Gatherers Work?
2015/06/04 re:work Conference: 6 Years of re:work
2015/06/01 Mahua Sarkar Workshop: New Directions in Labour and Migration: Historical Legacies, Present Predicaments and Future Trends
2015/05/27 Felicitas Hentschke & James Williams Workshop: Home-Making as Work: Photographic and Ethnographic Portraits of Houses and Homes in Global and Historical Perspective
2015/05/12 Sabine Rutar Workshop: Arbeit, Lebenslauf und Krieg im südöstlichen Europa. Europäische und globale Aspekte einer Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte des Zweiten Weltkriegs und seiner Folgen
2015/05/05 Knut Kjeldstadli Guest Lecture: The Norwegian Model - Fact or Fiction?
2015/04/09 Paula de la Cruz-Fernández & Dmitri van den Bersselaar Workshop: Multinationals and the Organization of Work
2015/03/17 Mieke Matzke The Quizoola-Experiment
2015/03/03 Baz Lecocq Guest Lecture: Post-Slavery in African Societies
2015/02/27 Heike Drotbohm, Anupama Rao & Stephen Rockel - in cooperation with the HKW Workshop: Histories of Labour and the Labour of the Image. Harun Farocki's Cinematic Project on Labour
2015/02/20 Marcia C. Schenck Workshop: Of Minds, Migration and Master Narratives: Reframing Labor Migrancy in Mozambique
2015/01/26 re:work - in cooperation with ETHOS (Cheikh Anta Diop University) Summer Academy 2014: Work in Post-Slavery Societies: Gender and Generations in Dakar (Senegal)
2015/01/22 Jürgen Kocka Workshop: Zum Verhältnis von global- und nationalhistorischen Ansätzen in der Arbeitergeschichte
2015/12/10 Daniel Eisenberg Documentary (Clips) & Discussion: The Unstable Object
2014/12/05 re:work Workshop: Is Global History Truly Global? Positionality of Historians
2014/12/02 Rana Behal Book Launch: One Hundred Years of Servitude. Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam
2014/11/06 Carola Lentz, Jan Budniok & Andrea Noll Workshop: The Making of Middle Classes: Social Mobility and Boundary Work in Global Perspective
2014/10/16 Deirdre McCloskey Guest Lecture: The Condition of the Working Class, 1700-2014, and Why It Changed
2014/07/17 Wonchul Shin Workshop: Workforce Reductions in Shipbuilding Industries. Approaches in Global Labor History Perspective
2014/07/08 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2013/14
2014/06/24 Larissa Correa Guest Lecture: The AFL-CIO in Brazil. Labour Relations during the Civil-Military Dictatorship (1964-1978)
2014/06/19 Andrea Komlosy Book Launch: Arbeit. Eine globalhistorische Perspektive. 13. bis 21. Jahrhundert
2014/06/18 Giulia Palladini Guest Lecture: The Free Time of the Nameless. Performance, Labor and Leisure in Times of Crisis
2014/06/17 Mahua Sarkar Guest Lecture: When Motherhood is Paid Work. Surrogacy and the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda
2014/05/10 re:work Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: Globale Geschichten der Arbeit
2014/02/13 Erdmute Alber & Tatjana Thelen Workshop: Doing Politics – Making Kinship. Back towards a Future Anthropology of Social Organisation and Belonging
2014/02/03 Peter Mark Guest Lecture: Free and Unfree Labor in 17th Century Morocco. Christian Slaves in Al-Mansur´s Weapons Industry
2014/01/30 Ravi Ahuja (ed.) Book Launch: Working Lives and Worker Militancy. The Politics of Labour in Colonial India
2013/11/24 re:work - in cooperation with the State University of Campinas Summer Academy 2013: Free and Unfree Labour in Global History (Campinas, Brazil)
2013/10/25 Jamie Monson & Niels Petersson Workshop: Working on Globalisation. Work and Transport in Global History after 1945
2013/07/12 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2012/13
2013/06/19 Martin Klein Guest Lecture: Slavery in the Cities of the Slave Trade. The Case of St. Louis du Senegal
2013/06/14 Işık Tamdoğan & Yavuz Aykan Workshop: Work, Labor and Local Belonging in Early Modern Global Contexts
2013/06/08 re:work Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: 'Workin' Nine to Five?' Arbeit und Lebenslauf global
2013/06/04 Andreas Wirsching Guest Lecture: Has 'Bourgeois Modernity' Come to an End? Gender, Work and the (De-)Standardization of the Life Course in Western Europe
2013/05/28 Bruce Berman Guest Lecture: Culture, Politics and Identity. The Humanities, Social Sciences and the Constructions of Ethnicity
2013/05/13 Ibrahima Thioub Guest Lecture: Slavery and the Slave Trade. Euro-African Memory of a Global History
2013/04/16 Aldrin Castellucci Guest Lecture: Many Voters and Few Electors. The Difficult Conquest for Workers’ Citizenship in Imperial Brazil (Salvador, 1850-1881)
2013/03/26 Catharina Lis & Hugo Soly Guest Lecture: Worthy Efforts. Attitudes to Work and Workers in Pre-Industrial Europe
2013/03/19 Mani Singh Guest Lecture: A World of Others’ Work. Learning and Improvisation in the Art Practice of Young Maithil Painters
2013/03/12 Alice Mah Guest Lecture: Intergenerational Lessons from the Liverpool Dockers’ Strike. Rebuilding Solidarity
2013/02/13 Josef Ehmer Workshop: Labour, Leisure and Life Course from a Global Historical Perspective
2012/12/14 Michael Wildt Workshop: Work during National Socialism
2012/12/13 Alf Lüdtke Guest Lecture: Deutsche Qualitätsarbeit. Ladungen, Resonanzen und Zuspitzungen einer Vorstellung
2013/12/11 Leo Lucassen Guest Lecture: Towards a Global Comparative Model for Cross-Cultural Migrations, with Special Attention to Japan (1600-2000)
2012/12/06 Erdmute Alber & Heike Drotbohm Workshop: Rethinking Care: Anthropological Perspectives on Life Courses, Kin-Work and their Trans-Local Entanglements
2012/12/01 re:work - in cooperation with the University of the Witwatersrand Summer Academy 2012: Work, Generation, and Life Course (Johannesburg, South Africa)
2012/11/08 ILO, Institut d'Études Avancées de Nantes & re:work Conference: Safety at Work and Job Security
2012/06/10 re:work - in Kooperation mit der Universität Wien Session 176 of the XVIth World Economic History Congress: Work and the Life Course in Comparative Perspective
2012/07/03 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2011/12
2012/07/02 Richard Roberts Guest Lecture: The Work of Antitrafficking and the Persistence of Trafficking of Women and Children
2012/06/21 Henrique Espada Lima Workshop: The Boundaries of 'Free' Labor. 19th and 20th Century Perspectives
2012/06/19 Basile Ndjio Guest Lecture: These Bitches are Witches. Chinese Sex Workers and the Popular Invention of 'Witch-Other' in Cameroon
2012/06/12 József Böröcz Guest Lecture: Intimate Internationalism. Micro-Macrohistories of the Socialist Self
2012/06/06 Sigrid Wadauer Guest Lecture: Struggles over Work and Non-Work (Austria, 1918-1938)
2012/05/04 Anne Griffiths Workshop: Revisiting Communal Land Tenure
2012/04/17 Susan Zimmermann Guest Lecture: Night Work for White Women, Bonded Labour for Colored Women? The International Struggle on Labour Protection and Legal Equality, 1926-1939
2012/03/07 Josef Ehmer, Nicole Meyer-Ahuja & Lutz Raphael Workshop: (De-)Standardisation of Work Biographies in the 20th Century
2012/03/06 Howard French Guest Lecture: China and Africa. Real Stories and Meta-Narratives
2011/12/06 Eric Vanhaute Guest Lecture: Trajectories of Peasant Transformation. A Global and Comparative Analysis (1500-2000)
2011/12/05 re:work - in cooperation with IAAW & Cheikh Anta Diop University Conference: Changes in the Cultural Patterns of Work in Africa - A Comparative Approach
2011/11/29 Nico Pizzolato Guest Lecture: 'Unspeakable Brutality'. 1940s Abolitionism and the Campaign against Peonage in the United States
2011/11/22 re:work - in cooperation with Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Workshop: Life Cycle, African Slavery and the Aftermath of Slavery
2011/10/20 re:work Workshop: Global History Globally
2011/10/03 re:work - in cooperation with V. V. Giri NLI, CeMIS & AILH Summer Academy 2011: Working Lives in Global History (Noida, India)
2011/08/25 IAAW & re:work Conference: Sports, Bodies and Subjects. Sports History as the Social and Cultural History of Modernity
2011/07/05 Joseph C. Miller Guest Lecture: States, Regions, and Other Distractions from the Epistemology of History
2011/06/30 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2010/11
2011/06/24 Sandrine Kott Workshop: How Did Eastern and Western Europe Meet in International Organizations (1945-1973)? A Post-Cold War Perspective
2011/06/21 Charles Ambler Guest Lecture: Work, Leisure and the Commercial Revolution in Central Africa
2011/06/20 Ravi Vasudevan Guest Lecture: Official and Amateur. The Politics of Information Film in Colonial India
2011/06/18 David Warren Sabean Workshop: Household Work
2011/05/18 Jane Burbank & Frederick Cooper Guest Lecture: Empires in World History. Power and the Politics of Difference
2011/05/10 Paul-André Rosental Guest Lecture: World History of a Negotiated Disease. Silicosis in the 20th Century - the Road through Johannesburg
2011/04/12 Phillip Bonner Guest Lecture: Constructing Local Histories. Life, Work and Political Struggles in South Africa's Small and Medium Towns, 1945-1995
2011/04/05 Kurt-Georg Ciesinger Guest Lecture: Discontinuous Work Biographies in the Post-Industrial World of Work. Opportunities and Risks of New Concepts of Work and Life
2011/03/01 Sebastian Conrad Guest Lecture: Labor and the Myth of Confucianist Ethics in Meiji Japan
2011/01/31 Gerd Spittler Workshop: Children's Work in Africa
2011/01/25 Robert Salais Guest Lecture: Work Relationships as Seen by the Economics of Conventions
2010/12/07 Adelheid von Saldern Guest Lecture: Arbeit und Fordismus im 20. Jahrhundert
2010/11/24 Ehud R. Toledano Guest Lecture: Unfree Labor in the Ottoman Empire
2010/11/16 Anil Persaud Guest Lecture: Murder at a Place Called Solitude. Law, Labour and the Making of British Guiana
2010/11/01 re:work - in cooperation with Point Sud Summer Academy 2010: Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History (Bamako, Mali)
2010/09/10 Jan-Patrick Heiß Workshop: The ‘Actor’ in Anthropology
2010/06/30 Gerd Spittler Workshop: Ethnologische Perspektiven zur Arbeit
2010/07/01 re:work Final Conference: Fellow Year 2009/10
2010/06/30 David Coplan Guest Lecture: Word Miners. Basotho Workers’ Auriture and its Interpretation
2010/06/29 Chitra Joshi Guest Lecture: Mail Runners, Roads and the Re-Ordering of Communication Networks in Nineteenth Century India
2010/06/14 Therese Garstenhauer Workshop: Civil Servants, Work, and Life Course
2010/06/05 Rana Behal, Babacar Fall & Alice Mah Workshop: Global History and Sociology of Work - Perspectives from Europe, Africa and Asia
2010/04/27 Ludolf Kuchenbuch Guest Lecture: The Semantics of Work during the Middle Ages
2010/04/13 Vincent Houben Guest Lecture: Javanese Labour Migration in the Colonial Period. Regional and Global Entanglements
2010/04/09 Jacob Eyferth & Therese Garstenhauer Workshop: What is a Standard Life Course?
2010/03/16 Gopalan Balachandran Guest Lecture: Movement to Migration. Historicizing Global Labour Mobility in the 20th Century
2010/02/16 John Barzman Guest Lecture: Dockers – Young and Old in the Port of Le Havre, France
2010/02/09 Odile Goerg Guest Lecture: Work and Gender in African History. The Case of the Sierra Leone Women in Guinea