This seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore the history of working class people, communities, and culture; class and state policy; unions and popular political movements; and other related topics. We are particularly interested in works that deal with gender, sexuality, race, migration, and the social history of work. Our focus has been on U.S. history, but we welcome papers on North America generally, and on transnational aspects of labor history. The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best profit from discussion. The seminar meets on selected Fridays, 3:00–5:00 PM, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Heather Radke, Program Assistant, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to: email@example.com.
If you are interested in proposing a paper and have questions, please contact seminar coordinators Leon Fink (University of Illinois at Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org; (312) 413-9357 or (312) 996-3141), Rosemary Feurer (Northern Illinois University, email@example.com), or James Schmidt (Northern Illinois University, firstname.lastname@example.org)The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations.
Scholl Center for
American History and Culture
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago IL 60610
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