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The first Authors’ Meeting for Volume II (1900-2000) of The General Labour History of Africa project will take place from 11-12 December 2013, in the Intercontinental Hotel, Kazanchis, Addis Ababa (... [Event]
Panel Workers across Africa: global and transnational labour history and labour studies, organized at the 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2013): African dynamics in a multipolar... [Event]
Panel, organized at the African Studies Association, 55th Annual Meeting, 29 November - 1 December 2012 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.The panel is open to all researchers who are interested in labour... [Event]
Conference 'Migrations and societies in Africa and the Middle East: a long term perspective', the 4th Global Migration History Conference.Aim of the conferenceThe conference seeks to map and... [Event]
FocusThe Africa Desk of the IISH aims at enhancing the integration of data-gathering with more traditional collection policies in archive management.The collecting profile of IISH Africa focuses on... [General page]
Current Research ProjectsGeneral Labour History of AfricaUnder the auspices of the International Institute of Social History and the International Labour Organization (ILO), an initiative was... [General page]
The Sub-Saharan Africa Desk of the International Institute of Social History (IISH Africa) was established in 2011, in recognition of the importance of collecting research data on African labour... [General page]
The project for a General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) is designed to fill the gap in the literature on the history of Africa and to contribute to an effective understanding of work and labour in... [Project]
The South-South Exchange Proramme for Research on the History o|f Development (SEPHIS) is an independent research programme under the aegis of an international Steering Committee consisting of... [Project]
In Framing a Radical African Atlantic Holger Weiss presents a critical outline and analysis of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW) and the attempts by the Communist... [Publication]