2019 Conference

Activism, Struggle and Labour History

16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

3-5 October, 2019
Perth Trades Hall building (now CFMEU Offices)
80 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA

We welcome abstracts on any of the following themes:

  • The labour movement after the Armistice (1919)
  • New directions in labour history (work in prospect/progress papers; new projects)
  • Insecure work — historicising the ‘gig’ economy
  • Radical Culture
  • Labour in Politics
  • Strikes and Struggles
  • Regionalism in Labour History
  • Or any other topics relevant to labour history

The papers accepted after a double-blind peer refereeing process will be published.

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 March 2019

Deadline for Referred Papers: 1 May 2019

Abstracts should be about 200 words, outlining the central argument of the paper and including brief biographical details of the author. Format in Microsoft Word (not PDF) using Times New Roman 12-point font, single line spacing. Please ensure that your contact details are included. The closing date for submission of abstracts is 1 March 2019. Abstracts should be sent as an attachment (not part of the message) to: bobbie.oliver@uwa.edu.au

Please Note: Presenters are not required to submit their paper for refereeing. Those who wish to do so are asked to follow the guidelines below.

Refereed papers should be a maximum of 5,000 words (not including footnotes). Please format in Microsoft Word (not PDF) using Times New Roman 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 11-point font with single spacing. Papers should conform to the Labour History style guide. The closing date for submission of refereed papers is 1 May 2019. Submissions should consist of a document which includes the paper’s title but no author identification, that is, no name or contact details. References to any of the author’s works either in the main text and the footnotes must be phrased in such a way as to avoid identification. The paper’s title, author and contact details, and the stream for which your paper is intended, are to be placed in a separate document. Please email these two documents as attachments to: bobbie.oliver@uwa.ed.au

Spoken papers (including group presentations) must not exceed 20 minutes in length. Ten minutes will be allotted at the end of each paper for questions.

For further information, please contact the Conference Convenor:
Associate Professor Bobbie Oliver