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06/28/2017 - 06/30/2017 | Hannover

Herrenhausen Symposium "Workers of the World"

New empirical approaches of labour studies in different world regions are the center of this symposium in Hanover from June 28-30, 2017.

How can we arrive at global perspectives on labour, which reach beyond teleologies of a all-encompassing "race to the top" (or "to the bottom"), but also beyond the notion of everincreasing differentiation? This symposium explores overarching trends in the political as well as corporate regulation and in the forms of collective organisation of labour. Such an exploration is understood as a precondition for an adequate analysis of the dynamics of current capitalism. It needs to be based on an examination of linkages and similarities, differences and unevenness, as well as on the wide variety of work constellations resulting from such trends in different parts of the world. Towards this aim, we hope to bring together scholars from the social and historical sciences who are prepared to leave the comfort zone of highly specialized area studies, in a common quest for transnational perspectives. The global economic crisis of the mid-1970s should function as a common point of reference, connecting post-war developments to the immediate pre-history of present constellations.


Queries: More information about the symposium is provided by Prof. Dr. Nicole Mayer-Ahuja, University of Göttingen & Sociological Research Institute, SOFI and Head of the Steering Committee,

The program for the Herrenhausen Symposium on "Workers of the World" can be found on our website:


If you would like to attend the symposium, please register by clicking on the registration link on our website: There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential.


The symposium language is English.


The symposium is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a new conference center in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".

Information on participating / attending:
If you would like to attend the symposium, please register by clicking on the registration link on our website: There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential.


06/28/2017 15:00 - 06/30/2017 15:00

Event venue:

Tagungszentrum Schloss Herrenhausen
Herrenhäuser Straße 4
30419 Hannover

Target group:

Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, Economics / business administration, History / archaeology, Politics, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




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