Registration required. All plenary sessions at the Munk School and the keynote event at Hart House are free of charge and open to the public.
Convenors: James Retallack, DAAD/University of Toronto Joint Initiative in German and European Studies; Simone Lässig and Swen Steinberg, German Historical Institute, Washington DC.
Official Partners: Anja Kruke, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn; Stefan Berger, Institute for Social Movements, Bochum
Supporters: Department of History, Jackman Humanities Institute, Office of the Vice-President, International, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Hart House at the University of Toronto; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Full program is available.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Welcome and Session 1, Thursday, "Work, Class, and Race: Global Entanglements"
9:30 a.m. Welcome by James Retallack and Simone Lässig. 10:00 a.m. Session 1. Presentations by Stephen Press, Stanford, and Mona Rudolph, Kiel. Moderator: Swen Steinberg, Kingston. Comment by Matthew P. Fitzpatrick, Adelaide
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 2, Thursday, "Labour Movements and European Emergencies"
Presentations by Amerigo Caruso, Bonn, and Andrew Bonnell, Brisbane. Moderator: Janine Murphy, St. John's. Comment by David Blackbourn, Vanderbilt.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Session 3, Thursday, "Blood, Sweat, and Food"
Presentations by Carolyn Taratko, Erfurt, and Philipp Urban, Bochum. Moderator: Jens-Uwe Guettel, Penn State. Comment by Celia Appegate, Vanderbilt.
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Debates Room, Hart House, Thursday, May 25
“A Workers’ Emperor and a President Worker? Germany’s August Bebel and Brazil’s Luis Inácio Lula da Silva in Comparative Perspective,” by John D. French, Duke University. Moderator: Simone Lässig, Washington D.C. Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute "Program for the Arts."
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 4, Friday, "Resistance in the Workplace, Resistance to the State"
Presentations by Christine Krüger, Bonn, Johanna Wolf, Frankfurt a.M., and Jürgen Schmidt, Trier. Moderator: Philipp Urban, Bochum. Comment by Stefan Berger, Bochum.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5, Friday, "Emotional Work: Class Antagonisms and Violence"
Presentations by Dagmar Ellerbrock, Dresden, and Jens-Uwe Guettel, Penn State. Moderator: Amerigo Caruso, Bonn. Comment by Anja Kruke, Bonn
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session 6, Saturday, "Class, Religion, and Modernization"
Presentations by Janine Murphy, St. John's, and Matthew P. Fitzpatrick, Adelaide. Moderator: Carolyn Taratko, Erfurt. Comment by Andrew Bonnell, Brisbane
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Roundtable Session, Saturday
Remarks by Jürgen Kocka, Berlin; James Retallack, Toronto; David Blackbourn, Vanderbilt; and the audience