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CFPs: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

The Perth Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History will host the 16th National Biennial Labour History Conference: “Activism, Struggle and Labour History” from 3-5 October, 2019 in the Old Trades Hall Building (now CFMEU Offices), 80 Beaufort Street, Perth.


Abstracts are welcomed on any of the following topics:

The labour movement after the Armistice (1919);

New directions in Labour History (work in prospect/progress papers, new projects);

Insecure work — historicising the ‘gig’ economy;

Radical Culture;

Labour in Politics;

Strikes and Struggles;

Regionalism in Labour History;

Any other topic relevant to labour history.


Papers may focus on countries other than Australia, as well as Australian labour history. Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2019; Deadline for papers for the refereed stream: 1 May 2019.  Papers acccepted after a double-blind refereeing process will be published.  Requirements for abstracts and papers may be found at:


For further information please contact the Conference Convenor:  Associate Professor Bobbie Oliver on