Labour History Conference - Peace Activism in the 21st Centrury

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 10:00am to Friday, 13 February 2015 - 4:00pm
Queens College, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Throughout the twentieth century, labour movement activists have been in the forefront of challenges to war and militarism. This conference, hosted by the Melbourne Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, seeks to restore their role to our historical memory.

Keynote speakers for the 14th biennial Labour History conference are Professors Verity Burgmann, Marilyn Lake, and Bruce Scates.

There will be 80 papers presented primarily on the overarching theme of the conference – ‘fighting against war’. They cover peace activism across a broad range of fronts in the numerous wars and conflicts in which Australia has participated in the twentieth century. There will also be several papers on broader labour history themes. Conference abstracts are available here.

The Conference will open for registrations at 9 am on Wednesday 11 February. Tea and coffee will be available for delegates. The first sessions begin at 9:30 am. Morning tea is at 11-11:30am, lunch is at 1-2:00pm, and afternoon tea from 3:30-4pm. The final sessions finish at 5:30pm.

The conference is supported by Swinburne University, the University of Melbourne, the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, and the National Tertiary Education Union.

Full Registration $350 ; Full Registration (Student/Low-waged/Un-waged) $180
Day Registration $120; Day Registration (Student/Low-waged/Un-waged) $60

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