SASE Research Network Conference ‘Alternatives to Capitalism’
Doshisa University
Kyoto (Japan), 23-25 June 2018
Call for papers
Deadline: 8 January 2018


Industrial Relations in Europe Conference “Employment relations in the 21st century: Challenges for theory and research in a changing world of work”, Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO) and Institute for Labour Law, KU Leuven (Belgium), 10-12 September 2018
Call for papers
Deadline: 1 February 2018

Labour studies stream, the 22nd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), 3-5 July 2018
Deadline: 1 November 2017
Paper proposals should be sent to the stream convenor, Professor Michele Ford (

The Global Prison: International Conference on Incarceration and social justice
University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change, South Africa, 16-18 November 2017
Call for Papers
Deadline: 10 August 2017

Confronting Global Capital: Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today.
Hamilton, Canada, 12-14 October 2017
More information at the conference website

The 36th International Labour Process Conference “Class and the Labour Process” Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, 21-23 March 2018.
Call for streams
Deadline: July 1st 2017.
Second call for papers
Deadline: 31 October 2017

Work and Employment in the Platform Economy, Rutgers-Renmin Center for Global Work and Employment, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China,  14-15 July 2017
Call for papers
Deadline: 28 May 2017

3rd Annual International Graduate Student Symposium, Global Labour Research Centre, York University, 26-27 October 2017.
Call for proposals
Deadline:  21 July 2017

“Global Labour Rights and Sustainable Development through Global Supply Chains?” (panel during the EADI Nordic Conference 2017 21-23 August in Bergen, Norway.
Call for papers
Deadline 31 January 2017

CAWLS 4th Annual Conference 2017, Thematic Stream: Gig-Economy : Critical perspectives and challenges for the Labour Studies, Ryerson University, 31 May – 2 June 2017
Call for papers
Deadline: 28 January 2017

3rd International Conference Social Boundaries of Work. Methodological and Practical Problems of Research on Work and Employment in Modern Societies, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, 27-28 October 2017
Call for Papers
Deadline: 30 April 2017


International Conference Democracy and Participation in the 21st Century, Universidade de Lisboa, 12-15 July 2017, Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG)
Call for Papers
Deadline 12 March 2017

ASA Labor and Labor Movement Section Sessions, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, 12-15.08.2017
Call for papers
Deadline: 11th January 2017 at 3:00pm EST.

Confronting Global Capital: Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today,
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario – October 12-14, 2017
Call for proposals
Deadline 18th November 2017

Welcoming Refugees – Local European Experiences, Norrköping, organisers: the Municipality of Norrköping, in partnership with REMESO at Linköping University, and the think tank Arena Idé, 25-27 January 2017.
More information.

Industrial Relations in Europe Conference Industrial relations in Europe: between core and peripheries”, Warsaw, Poland
7-8 September 2017
Call for papers
Proposal deadline:  31 March 2017


Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene
Symposium, 24-25 April 2017, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Call for proposals
Proposal deadline 1 November 2016

Workers of the World – Exploring Global Perspectives on Labour from the 1950s to the Present, June 28-30, 2017, Hanover, Germany
Call for papers (deadline 31 October 2016)

The international conference “A Great Transformation? Global Perspectives on Contemporary Capitalisms”, 10-13 January 2017, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Call for papers (deadline 30 April 2016)

The conference of the Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies “Re-energizing Communities: Building Worker Solidarity and Social Justice”
 June 1-2, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta
Call for papers (deadline 15 January 2016)

Mini-conference “Re-embedding the Social: New Modes of Production, Critical Consumption and Alternative Lifestyles”, Berkeley, University of California, USA, June 24-26, 2016 (28th Annual SASE 2016 Conference)

Call for papers: (deadline 18 January 2016)

11th Global Labour University Conference,
South Africa, 2016 “The Just Transition and the Role of Labour: Our Ecological, Social, and Economic Future”, 28-30 September 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

Call for papers (deadline extended to 16th February 2016)

More information

Precarious Work: Domination and Resistance in the US, China, and the World, Friday 19 August 2016, Seattle, USA

Call for papers (deadline 31 January 2016)

More information

How Class Works, June 9-11 2016, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Call for papers (deadline 9 December 2015)

More information

Labor Notes Conference, April 1-3, 2016, Rosemont, Illinois, USA, More information

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference 2016, 10-12.02.2016, Sydney, Call for stream/symposia proposals.

Call for papers: Working group 16 “World(s) of work: changing labour relations in global development and development studies”.  3rd Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research ‘A Changing Global Development Agenda?’, 5-6 November, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden

The second “Social Boundaries of work” conference- “Varieties of informal work in contemporary societies”, Zielona Góra,  Poland12-13 November 2015

Call for papers (Deadline extended until 15.06.2015)

Registration form


Third ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016  

RC44 Call for Session Proposals, deadline 6 March 2015.

ILERA 17TH WORLD CONGRESS “The changing world of work: implications for labour and employment relations and social protection” CAPE TOWN, 7-11 SEPTEMBER 2015

Call for papers, deadline 1 November 2014

Special workshop sessions – invitation to submit proposals.

International conference “Social boundaries of work. Changes in the sphere of work in the 21st century capitalism”

Wrocław/Poland, 14-15 November 2014.

Call for Papers, Deadline 31 March 2014.

The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective.

Conference hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).

Chicago, 10-12 July, 2014.

Abstract deadline: 20 January 2014 (further information).

Chinese labour in the global economy: capitalist exploitation and strategies of resistance.

Workshop hosted by CSSGJ and CCCP at Nottingham University/UK, 11-12 September 2014.

Call for Papers.

Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life.

The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014.

Call for Papers.

Labour and transnational action in times of crisis: from case studies to theory.

Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo/Norway; 27 and 28 February 2014.

Call for Papers.

Capitalism in the Classroom: Neoliberalism, Education and Progressive Alternatives.

Ryerson University Student Centre, 4 April 2014.

Call for Papers

Work, Employment and Societies between Transition and Change

Evry, France (Université d’Evry-Val-d’Essonne), 21-22nd November 2013

Call for Papers [English] [French]

 “Labor and Global Solidarity: The U.S., China, and Beyond”! Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York 18th Floor, 25 West Monday, August 12, 2013 Conference registration is now open. PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 1.

BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2013 at Warwick University/UK States of Work: and the interpretations of work, employment, society and the state Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 September 2013 Postgraduate workshop: Monday 2 September 2013 Confirmed Speakers are  Han Dongfang (China Labour Bulletin) and Ruth Milkman (CUNY). Please submit your abstract online before midnight on Friday 19 April 2013

Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV – Workshops on Class and Asia. Istanbul/Turkey, 2-5 October 2013 Call for Papers – Deadline 11 February, 2013 For more information, contact Ching Kwan Lee at   E

SSHC 2014 Panels: Anarchists, Marxists, and Nationalists in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870s-1940s:  Antagonisms, Solidarities, and Syntheses European Social Sciency History Conference Vienna/Austria, 23-26 April 2014 Call for Papers – Deadline 1 March 2013.

Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC 44) – International Sociological Association (ISA) 2014 XVIII ISA World Congress Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014 Call for Session Proposals

SSA Congress 2013 – Inequality and Integration in Times of Crisis Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association, June 26-28, 2013, at the University of Bern/Switzerland. Workschop proposals can be submitted until 30 November 2012. For all further details, see the conference website.

CONFERENCE – Contemporary trade union representation of workers in Central and Eastern Europe: barriers, opportunities and challenges. 11-12 October 2012 / 11-12 Października 2012, Wrocław Conference programme Conference objectives

CALL FOR PAPERS – Cevipol Conference  Is Central and Eastern Europe still specific? Old topics and new research agenda in comparative politics 9-10 November 2012 Download Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – 27th AIRAANZ Conference Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world. Fremantle, Western Australia 6-8 February 2013 Download Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – McGill Journal of Education Worker education / labour learning: Tensions and Lessons Download Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – Labor Confronting Austerity Special issue of Labor Studies Journal Download Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – IREC 2012 Challenges for Public and Private Sector Industrial Relations and Unions in times of Crisis and Austerity

Conference – New Voices in Labour Studies: Looking Back/Moving Forward. Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM)/Canada; 2 and 3 March, 2012.

Conference – The Second ISA Forum of Sociology – RC 44 “Social Justice and Democratization”

CALL FOR PAPERS – Labor, Democracy and Global Capital XXXVI Annual Conference on The Political Economy of the World System

CALL FOR PAPERS – The 2012 International Labour Process Conference Work or nature? The effects of climate change on the labor process and the responses of the labour movement in the global south and global north.

CALL FOR PAPERS – CSSGJ Workshop ‘Trade Unions, free trade and the problem of transnational solidarity’ A two day workshop at the University of Nottingham (CSSGJ). Samir Amin will be the keynote speaker

CALL FOR PAPERS – International workshop “Negotiating capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe? Chances and barriers to trade union revitalisation in a comparative perspective”

The 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association “Social Relations in Turbulent Times”

VII Global Labour University Conference, South Africa, 2011 “The Politics of Labour and Development”

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