WORCK is setting up a digital WORCK Publication Platform, including datasets such as maps, source documents etc., data stories, working papers, annotated bibliographies and blog articles.
Working Group 1 is preparing a Special Issue with the Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften/Austrian Journal of Historical Studies (OeZG) on “Historical Semantics for Labour and Social History. Conceptual and Empirical Insights from the Collaborative Database Project ‘Grammars of Coercion'”. Contact persons: Branimir Brgles (MC Member, Croatia)/Claude Chevaleyre (MC Member, France)/Juliane Schiel (Action Chair).
Call for research papers: Issue Proposal_OeZG_”Historical Semantics” (PDF; deadline: 1 October 2020)
Working Group 2 collects essays on specific sites of coercion and prepares a publication on sites and fields of coercion. Contact person: Christian De Vito (MC Member, Germany)
Working Group 3 is working on a proposal for a collected volume on “The Political Economy of Labour (Im)Mobilisations”, to be published with De Gruyter. Contact person: Vilhelm Vilhelmsson (MC Member, Iceland)
Working Group 4 is currently planning two publications:
a Special Issue on “Intersectional Approaches to Coerced Labour”, contact persons: Hanne Østhus (MC Member, Norway)/Natalia Jarska (MC Member, Poland), find Call for Papers here, and
a Special Issue on “Gender, Coercion and War Labour”, contact persons: Fia Sundevall (MC Member, Sweden)/ Christine De Matos (nominated as MC Observer, Australia), find Call for Papers here.
Vilhelm Vilhelmsson (MC Member, Iceland), Johan Heinsen (Vice Action Chair, MC Member, Denmark) and Hanne Østhus (MC Member, Norway) are editing a Special Issue at the Scandinavian Journal of History on “Labour and Coercion in the Nordic Region in the Early Modern Period. Connections, Ambiguities, Practices”, with contributions among others from Peeter Tammisto (MC Member, Estonia), Emilie Luther Valentin (WORCK Member, Denmark) and Carolina Uppenberg (MC Member, Sweden). The issue will be published in print in 2023, with online pre-publishing in 2022.
Damian Pargas (MC Member, Netherlands) and Juliane Schiel (Action Chair) are editing “The Palgrave Handbook of Global Slavery” with chapter contributions from several WORCK members. The publication is planned for 2022.