Conference on labor research

'Labor research from planned economy to savage capitalism' is the title of a workshop conference organized this fall by Voices of the 20th Century Archive and Research Group together with Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives. The tentative date of the conference is 4 December 2020, and the prospective venue is the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence (1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4.).

The conference is centered around research on labor and workers' everyday life, a significant tradition of Hungarian sociology founded in the 1970s and 1980s. The inspiration was given by new collections deposited at the Archive as well as the Research Documention Centre (KDK). Lectures are invited concerning the study of different aspects of the realm of labor in changing economic, social and political contexts and interpretations of such research in perspectives of social and sociological history.

Click here for the full text of the call.

The program of the conference will be available by 30 October 2020. Abstracts should be submitted by 15 September 2020 to

Organizers: Judit Gárdos, Éva Kovács, Vera Szabari, Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, Örs Tari, Timea Tibori, Róza Vajda and Tibor Valuch