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Friday November 27, 2009


Chairs: Thomas Buchner & Sigrid Wadauer

9.00 – 9.30 Sigrid Wadauer (University of Vienna), Thomas Buchner (University of Linz): Welcome and Introduction

9.30 –10.30 Ad Knotter (Sociaal Historisch Centrum voor Limburg / Maastricht University): Mediation, Allocation, Control: The Changing Faces of Labor Exchanges in Belgium and The Netherlands (Late 19th / Early 20th Centuries)

10.30 –10.50 Coffee break

10.50 –11.50 Malcolm Mansfield (Université de Paris 3): The Very Idea of Labor Intermediation: The Bourses du Travail in Turn of the Century France

11.50 –12.50 Irina Vana (University of Vienna): Public Labor Offices and the Hierarchies Between Different Forms of Unemployment and Employment (1918 –1938)

12.50 –14.20 Lunch break

Chair: Jessica Richter

14.20 –15.20 Verena Pawlowsky (University of Vienna), Harald Wendelin (University of Vienna): The Austrian Employment Agency for Disabled Veterans During the First World War

15.20 –16.20 David Meskill (Dowling College): Between Labor Market Constituencies: The Struggles to Establish Vocational Counseling in Weimar Germany

16.20 –16.40 Coffee break

16.40 –17.40 Tamara Stazic-Wendt (University of Trier): Labor Intermediation and Welfare Practices in Rural Areas (The Southern Rhine Province, 1918 –1935)

Saturday November 28, 2009

Chair: Irina Vana

9.00 –10.00 Jan Lucassen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam / International Institute of Social Science): Labor Mediation Among Seasonal Workers, in Particular the Lippe Brick Makers c. 1650 –1900

10.00 –11.00 Amit Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad, India): Sardars, Kanganies and Maistries: Intermediaries in Indian Labor Diaspora

11.00 –11.20 Coffee break

11.20 –12.20 M. Erdem Kabadayı (Istanbul Bilgi University): Petitioning as a Way to Find and Regain Employment at State Industrial Enterprises in the Ottoman Empire in the Late 19th Century

12.20 –13.50 Lunch break

Chair: Alexander Mejstrik

13.50 –14.50 Anna G. Piotrowska (Jagiellonian University): Individual Strategies of Labor Intermediation Among Early 20th Century American and European Composers

14.50 –15.10 Coffee break

15.10 –16.10 Jessica Richter (University of Vienna): Between Service, Labor and Subsistence: Self-Sustainment and Perceptions of Changes of Employment (Austria, 1918 –1938)

16.10 –16.40 Conclusion

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