CfP: „The Family and the Household as a Workplace“: Feminist Labour History / Labour and Family Economy (Event, Amsterdam, 09/2019); DL: 10.09.2018

Third European Labour History Network (ELHN) meeting: Labour and Family Economy Working Group / Feminist Labour History Working Group (Web)

Time: 19.-21.09.2019
Venue: Amsterdam
Proposals by: 10.09.2018

Feminist labour history has for a long time been engaged in making women’s work visible and to integrate women’s work in households and families in the larger narratives of the history of work and the history of labour. More recently, the economic history and the history of the family have been deeply renewed by studies integrating the gender dimension and focusing on the household economy, a quite neglected issue until present. For this reason, the EHLN working groups “Feminist Labour History” and “Labour and family economy” launch a shared call for papers for the next ELHN conference (to be held in Amsterdam between the 19 and 21 September 2019). (CfP via PDF)

The organzisers want to address more particularly the following topics:

1) the family and the household as a workplace and a group of workers, including migrant worker families

2) family economies and agency, both the family economy as reason for protests and the effects of labour unrests for family economies

3) trade unions as vehicles and obstacles for women workers and family welfare

Deadline for submissions: The deadline is 10 September, 2018. The outcome of the selection will be communicated by November 2018.

How to apply: Please send a 500-word abstract and a short academic CV (max 500 word) to:

The proposal should include name, surname, current affiliation and contact details.

For questions and additional information contact: Cristina Borderias (; Manuela Martini ( or Silke Neunsinger (

Source: AtGender-Newsletter