re:work or IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History belongs to the Käte Hamburger Collegia for research in the social sciences and is therefore part of the ‘Freedom for Research in the Humanities’ funding initiative run by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Research and discussion at re:work focus on developing a typology, defining the most important trends and understanding the historic fundaments of current society. Comparisons and tracing historical interdependencies are the fundamental methodologies used to analyse the interdependent relationship between work and life course, the imaginaries surrounding work and life course as well as the order of work and life course.
Each year re:work invites 10—15 researchers from different academic disciplines and nationalities and offers them a forum for the discussion of central questions and thereby promotes exchange between established and young academics. re:work organises workshops, international conferences and summer schools and fellows are given the opportunity to discuss their research with various institutions in Berlin.
Announcement due to the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
Due to the serious developments in regards to the Corona virus and in an attempt to slow down the spread of the disease, the Senate of Berlin has decided to cancel all academic conferences, workshops and public lectures for at least the winter semester 20/21. Unfortunately, our scheduled events at re:work are all affected and will have to be postponed.
This book provides a global perspective on the transformations in the world of work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection of essays by former fellows of the research center from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe will break down the general statistics and trends into glimpses of concrete experiences of workers during pandemic, of workplaces transformed or destroyed, of workers protesting against political measures, of professions particularly exposed to the coronavirus, and also of the changing nature of some professions.
Call for Papers
(Remote) work and Covid: mobility, safety, and health at the time of the pandemic
Workshop, Tallinn University, Estonia, 17 - 18 June 2021
You can find further information here. Deadline: March 1st 2021
Call for Papers
Arbeit/Zeit. Globale Perspektiven.
Second Conference of the German Labour History Association (GLHA) Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, May 3-5 2022
You can find further information here. Deadline: May 01st, 2021
Former re:work fellow Dmitri van den Bersselaar (University of Leipzig) and former Guest of the Director Michel R. Doortmont (University of Groningen) have been awarded the 2019 ASA Service Award by the American African Studies Association (ASA). They receive the award together with their colleagues Jan Jansen (Leiden University) and John Hanson (Indiana University) for their "outstanding dedication to the ASA’s mission of encouraging the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, past and present.”