Work: Past and Present is a monthly seminar investigating Australian and international labour history through the contemporary moment. We approach the history of work as both social history (we are interested in lived experience) and public history (it is made by and interpreted by the public).
We discuss issues such as:
- workers' struggles and organising
- technology and labour
- paid and unpaid work
- the practice of labour—including how it is grounded in the lived experience of gender, race and difference.
The seminars bring together historians, researchers from other disciplines and those involved in the labour movement.