With the WORCK Blog, we aim to transcend the academic sphere, and shed light to the enduring relevance of coercion in labour relations. In order to let a broader public audience participate in our debates, we invite scholars, activists, trade unionists, journalists and anyone engaging with coercion and labour to enter into a dialogue with our network and debate current issues. The Blog is structured into various series, each addressing a specific topic. Even though this is an English-speaking website, we also welcome blog posts written in other languages than English.
German By Peter-Paul Bänziger (University of Basel) In a 2017 interview, Tuğrul Erbaydar, a physician and founding member of AİDS Savaşım Derneği (Association for the Fight against AIDS), explored the history of AIDS and HIV in 1990s Turkey. Among other things, [...]
Italian By Christian De Vito (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) This text was originally written 2019 in Italian, and published under the title Sapere e potere: le lingue dell’accademia in the journal Zapruder, no. 52 (2020): 193–200. It is [...]
By Peter Moser|2021-10-29T10:36:40+00:00October 29th, 2021|
German By Peter Moser (Archives of Rural History, Bern) Somewhat parallel to the rise of economic and social history, a marginalisation of agricultural historical research and the securing and indexing of sources relating to rural society from the 19th and 20th [...]
Polish By Natalia Jarska (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Science, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno) As I am writing this blog entry, I recall the recent statements by the Polish Minister of Education and Science about publishing [...]
German Spanish French Polish Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Edited by Peter-Paul Bänziger, Universität Basel The European research funding, as it is provided not least with the COST Actions, undoubtedly has its positive sides. Not least, it supports cooperation beyond linguistic [...]
In many countries, one way for prisoners to improve their situation in prison is to get a job. Convict labour, however, is often regulated in an ambiguous way. On the one hand, even in the countries where work is considered a right, it is [...]