OUTDATED: Preliminary full program of NLHC2020

Tracks and special sessions covering themes from dairy work and dock work through precarization processes and de-industrialization processes to communist lives and migrant labor have now come together in the full preliminary program of Nordic Labour History Conference 2020. This version may be subject to minor changes.

Nurses protest in front of Copenhagen City Hall, 1970. Credit: Ulf Nielsen/ABA

Open for public is marked with orange color – due to the current corona virus situation, open for public might mean online

Track and session codes + location:

A: Feminist Labor History. Location: Festsalen, Arbejdermuseet

B: Precarious Work Historicized. Location: Studiepladserne, Arbejdermuseet

C: Free/Unfree Labor. Location: Louis Pio, Arbejdermuseet

D: History of Fascism and Anti-Fascism. Location: Festsalen, Arbejdermuseet

E: Communist Lives. Location: Stauning, Arbejdermuseet

F: Histories of Migrant, Itinerant, Vagrant and Entrepreneurial Labor. Studiepladserne, Arbejdermuseet

G: History of Collective Bargaining. Location: Skolestuen, Arbejdermuseet

H: Political Activism and Labour Protest. Location: Stauning, Arbejdermuseet

J: Special Sessions. Location: Skolestuen, Arbejdermuseet

Y: Plenary Sessions. Location: Festsalen, Arbejdermuseet (Y1) and Cinemateket (Y2 and Y3)


13.00-16.00: Nordic Labor History Network meeting (Arbejdermuseet)

16.00-17.00: Conference registration (Entrance Hall)

17.00-19.00: Public lecture with Prof. Eileen Boris and trade union roundtable: Centennials as battleground of historical memory – the International Labour Organization 1919-2019

19.30-21.00: Filmfestival Opening Screening (Cinemateket)


08.00-12.30: Conference registration (Entrance Hall) (Participants arriving later than 12.30 are themselves responsible for finding organisers to register with)

09.00-10.00: Conference opening (speeches from organizing team, trade unionists and other labor activists, NLHN)

10.00-10.30: Coffee break

10.30-12.30: Parallel Sessions A1, C1, H1, B1, G1

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Parallel Sessions A2, C2, H2, B2, G2

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16.00-17.30: Keynote lecture: Donatella della Porta: Political protest, social movements, and the politics of collective memory

17.30-18.30: Book Launch

18.30-19.00: Evening snacks

19.15-22.00: Film Festival screenings


09.00-10.30: Keynote lecture: Kevin Morgan: Labour biographies and transnational communist studies

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-13.00: Parallel Sessions D1, C3, E1, B3, J1

13.00-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-16.00: Parallel Sessions D2, C4, E2, F1, J2

16.00-16.30: Coffee break and afternoon snacks

17.00-22.00: Film screenings (Cinemateket)


9.00-11.00: Parallel Sessions A3, J3, E3, F2, J4

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11.00-19.30: Film screenings (Cinemateket)

11.30-13.30: Parallel Sessions A4, C5, H3, F3, J5

13.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Parallel Sessions A5, C6, H4, F4, J6

16.00-16.30: Coffee break

16.30-18.30: Plenary Session Y1: Labour History for a Digital Age

18.30-19.30: Resting time

19.30-24.00 Conference dinner


10:45-12:45: Session Y2: ‘Faces in the Crowd: Collective and individual life histories as entries to labor history’ (Cinemateket)

13.00-15.00: Session Y3: From Cinema to YouTube. The Labour Movement and Visual Media, 1945-2020 (Cinemateket)

15.30-18.00: SFAH 50 year anniversary reception

Download the full version here, with details on the sessions