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CALL FOR PAPERS THE NATURE OF WORK 36TH Annual North American Labor History Conference October 16-18, 2014 Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan The Program Committee of the NALHC, an international conference with global perspectives, invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, etc. on the theme of "The Nature of Work" for our thirty-sixth annual meeting. Other thematically related proposals will be considered, especially if part of a full panel or roundtable. Humans have confronted the environmental constraints on their labor since the dawn of history. Whether as hunter-gatherers, agriculturalists, or industrial/post-industrial workers, the nature of work has been intimately connected to making-over the natural world. While the field of environmental history has provided new horizons within which to situate work and workers, this conference intends to expand those horizons through a wider range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We encourage proposals that seek to understand the changing nature of work and workers in the natural and built environment. Focusing on the historical nature of work may also provide opportunities for those who wish to investigate such subtopics as: globalization, free/unfree/forced labor, gender/class/racial/ethnic dimensions, commodified/de-commodified labor, the end of work, and transnational, national, and local histories. We welcome proposals from a wide variety of disciplines, especially history, geography, sociology, anthropology, economics, industrial relations, working class studies, and cultural studies. Submissions of proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should include a one paragraph abstract and a brief biographical statement per each participant. Submissions should be sent before the deadline of March 31, 2014 to: North American Labor History Conference Professor Francis Shor Department of History, Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48202 Phone: 313-577-9325 Fax: 313-577-6987 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> Professor Kim E Nielsen, Ph.D. School of Disability Studies, MS 920 History and Women's & Gender Studies University of Toledo 2801 W. Bancroft St. , 4420B University Hall Toledo, Ohio 43606 Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:Kim.email@example.com> 419-530-7254 Author of A Disability History of the United States ( http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=2287) --