2014 Theme: THE NATURE OF WORK
While the field of environmental history has provided new horizons within which to situate work and workers, this conference intends to expand those horizons through investigating the multi-fold meanings of "nature" from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Walter Hixson, University of Akron
Incorporating the Native World into U.S. Historiography
Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
What is Labor History Now?
Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein, Caring for America
Miriam Frank, Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
Charles Hyde, Arsenal of Democracy
Kim Nielsen, A Disability History of the United States
David Roediger, The Production of Difference
Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work
Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism
Special Sessions / Roundtables
Edda Fields-Black, "New Directions in the History of Atlantic Rice"
Michael Honey, "Sharecroppers Troubadour: Labor's Freedom Music"
"Academic Contingent Labor"
"Detroit Stories: Working in the Shadows of the 'New' Economy"