Conference: Women’s Labour Activism in Eastern Europe and Beyond, 19th and 20th Centuries, 14.-16.10.2021, Vienna

ZARAH: Women’s Labour Activism in Eastern Europe and Transnationally from the Age of Empires to the late 20th Century (Web)
Time: 14.-16.10.2021
Venue: Central European University, Vienna
The conference brings together the contributors, international experts, and the ZARAH Team to discussthe papers and prepare a edited volume. During the conference, each contributor gives a short presentation, and all participants are invited to engage in the conference discussion. The draft papers will be pre-circulated instantly after submission (20 September 2021) with all conference participants.
Draft Conference Program (PDF)

  • Women in the State-Socialist Gender Regime
  • Women, Labour and Emancipation
  • Reflections and Discourses on Women’s (Labour) Activism
  • Women Labour Activists’ Life Stories
  • Socialist and Communist Women’s Activism:Women in Left-Wing Politics
  • Women, Social Rights and Welfare Politics
  • International and Transnational Dimensions of Women’s Labour Activism
  • Women and Strikes
  • Women inTrade Unions
  • Between Inclusion and Exclusion: Working Women and Men-Dominated Unions in the First Half of 20thCentury
  • Public Representations of Women’s Labour


  • Dorothy Sue Cobble (Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick), Krassimira Daskalova (Sofia Univ. “St. Kliment Ohridski”), Marcel van der Linden (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam) and ZARAH Team Members (Central European Univ., Vienna)