The 104th issue of Labour History is now available.

Jackie Dickenson, Patricia Grimshaw, and Sean Scalmer edited a particular thematic on Labour Women’s Leadership in the May 2013 issue. For more information, go here.

Other Information

The Past is the Present. The 5th Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) will be held at the University of Sydney on November 7-8, 2013. The University of Sydney’s Business and Labour History Group is hosting this conference. The Australian Dictionary of Biography at the Australian National University will deliver the keynote address on Business and Biography. Accounting history, business history, economic history, labour history, management history, marketing history, tourism history, transportation history, and other areas relating to historical research in business schools are of interest to the organizers. Papers from researchers who are not affiliated with a business school are also encouraged to submit. Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a 1000-word abstract by June 30, 2013, for refereeing. Please contact ( before submitting an abstract. Click here for more information.
Faith, Empire, and Conflict are all topics that come up in conversations. The Notre Dame hosted a World History Association/Australian Historical Association conference from 3–5 October 2013 in Fremantle. Deborah Gare is the organizer. For more information, click here.
We are referencing the history of the labour movement. There is a new referencing style in Labour History. Not only have we moved away from endnotes and toward footnotes, but we’ve also adopted the Chicago referencing style. This change has been reflected in our online style guide.

What are the responsibilities of academic historians?

Historians spend their lives researching significant historical events like military conflicts, political milestones, and social movements. These professionals work for a variety of public, private, and nonprofit organizations and universities and other educational institutions.

Is it possible to tell the difference between public and academic history?

The application of historical skills and methods outside of the traditional academic realm of history is known as public history. The audience distinguishes the public historian’s work. The audience of a public historian could be a client, a government agency, or a tourist.