posts from the year2019

LAWCHA 2019: Contingent Faculty, Independent Scholars, and LAWCHA

Tula Connell, chair of LAWCHA’s Independent Scholars Committee and Claire Goldstene, chair of the Contingent Faculty Committee organized a Saturday lunch plenary at the June 2019 LAWCHA meeting in Durham.  The well-attended and highly participatory session offered an opportunity to make more visible the experiences of independent and contingent faculty scholars, to learn about work the committees have done around issues impacting independent and contingent faculty, and to continue the conversations about what LAWCHA can do and how we can protect all workers in higher education.

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David Montgomery Award: Deadline October 1

by on September 4, 2019

The David Montgomery Award is given annually by the OAH with co-sponsorship by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history. Eligible works shall be written in English and deal with United States history in significant ways but may include comparative or transnational studies that fall within these guidelines.

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Teaching Labor’s Story: A Mission and a Workshop #LAWCHA19

by on July 12, 2019

Ed: This is one of a series of conference notes from the recent LAWCHA conference. If you have reflections from one of the panels or plenaries, please send them along. 

Teaching Labor’s Story: A Mission and a Workshop

The Trump years and rise of white nationalism in the United States and Europe has given new urgency to the work of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and to democracy-loving historians.

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Representations of Workers , Unions, and Labor Conflict in 1950s America: #LAWCHA19

by on July 12, 2019

Ed: This is one of a series of conference notes from the recent LAWCHA conference. If you have reflections from one of the panels or plenaries, please send them along. 

Recap of #LAWCHA19 session:  “The Dramatic Media’s Representations of Workers , Unions, and Labor Conflict in 1950s America”

We were treated to a fascinating panel on historical representations of labor in the media “past and present” in a panel organized by David Witwer. 

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