WORCK Conferences

The COST Action WORCK organises three international conferences. Each of these conferences addresses a specific conceptual problem for the study of labour and coercion in a long-term and global perspective.

16–19 September 2020: Virtual Conference hosted by CEU Budapest, Hungary

The first WORCK Conference aims to move past the traditional binary of free wage labour vs. unfree labour by exploring the moments and logics of labour coercion within labour relations mediated by remuneration and/or contracts including ostensibly free labour.

Hosts: Susan Zimmermann and Isidora Grubacki

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Participation: If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to christian.devito@gmail.com and receive your personal version of the program with interactive links to the conference sessions.

WORCK Conference 2: Historicising the Concept of Europe in Global History

30 August–3 September 2021: Vienna, Austria

This conference is a co-production of WORCK and the European Labour History Network (ELHN).

Hosts: Juliane Schiel, Lukas Neissl and Teresa Petrik

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WORCK Conference 3: Conceptualising Coercion

September 2023: tba

Hosts: tba