To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences


The Labour Network encompasses all aspects of work, labour relations and labour struggle in a global and long-term perspective, including the influence of these global developments on local cases, and vice versa. Besides class, other constituent elements, such as gender, ethnicity, religion, age and nationality, are believed to be indispensable for the historical analysis of work and workers in their broadest definition.

Görkem Akgöz
Humboldt University, Berlin
Peyman Jafari
University of Leiden/ University of Amsterdam
Hanne Østhus
University of Bonn