Working-Class Studies Association Conference 2019

Country: United Kingdom

City: Canterbury

Abstr. due: 25.03.2019

Dates: 03.09.19 — 06.09.19

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: University of Kent, Canterbury


With a growing awareness of class-based inequality, Brexit, and a new willingness to discuss working-class issues, we are pleased to announce that the next conference of the Working- Class Studies Association will be held in the UK in September 2019. In its fifteen-year history, this will be the first time the Working-Class Studies Association will hold its conference outside its heartland of the USA. This conference aims to build and consolidate work being carried out currently in the UK and Europe with the USA and elsewhere in the world.

Working-Class Studies as a field seeks to bring together academics, activists, artists and others interested in working-class issues and themes. As an interdisciplinary field, it brings together sociologists, literary scholars, anthropologists, geographers, historians, cultural studies scholars, poets and economists amongst others. We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels and other forms of representation.

Conference themes will include:
Class and Education
Deindustrialisation, Work and Class
Nostalgia, Memory, Heritage and Loss
Class Cultures and Identities
Working-Class Health and Embodiment
Place, Belonging and Class
Class and its Intersections

Conference Web-Site: