The Global Labour History Network is an interdisciplinary network of historians and other social scientists, founded in Barcelona on June 16, 2015. It unites local, national and regional scholarly associations, journals, archives and museums as well as committed individuals, who aspire to further study of work and workers in the broadest sense.

Research topics include: paid and unpaid work, free and unfree, productive and reproductive labour, in all areas of the globe and without temporal limitations.

The GLHN promotes research, the collection of data, the sharing and mobilization of knowledge, and the preservation of archives and other historical materials. The network encourages the formation of collaborative transcontinental working groups and envisages the organization of global conferences.

Steering Committee

  • Babacar Fall, Universit√© Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal
  • Silke Neunzinger, Swedish Labour Movement Archives Library, Sweden
  • Kazue Enoki, Ohara Institute for Social Research, Japan
  • Marcelo Mattos Badaro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Longhau Cui, East China Normal University, China
  • Joan Sangster, Trent University, Canada
  • Aruna Magier, New York University, USA

Advisory members

  • Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History, The Netherlands
  • Andreas Eckert, IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Germany