Lecture: Nicolas Delalande: United against Capital. European Workers and the Practice of Transnational Labour Solidarity (c. 1860–1914), 30.11.2020, virtual space

Universität Basel: Institute for European Global Studies (Web)
In cooperation with the Department of History and the Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH)
Time: 30.11.2020, 18.15 Uhr
Venue: virtual space, via Basel and Paris
In the late 19th century, European workers struggled to build transnational solidarity practices. It all started with the foundation of the International Workingmen’s Association in 1864, in a context marked by the increasing circulation of people, goods, and money. British, French, German, Swiss, and Italian workers would share information, coordinate strikes and demonstrations, and send money abroad when other workers were in need.
But promoting international solidarity proved to be a tough challenge, ridden with potential tensions, misunderstandings, and failures. The practice of internationalism was closely related with larger intellectual and political debates, which shaped the history of European labour movements until World War One and beyond.
Nicolas Delalande is an associate professor at Centre d’Histoire SciencesPo in Paris. He holds a PhD from Paris 1 University. His research focus lies on the history of the state and political economy in the contemporary era.
This lecture will take place online. In order to participate, please sign up with Patricia Hertel: patricia.hertel@unibas.ch. Event flyer (PDF).