Originally founded by University of Iowa graduate students of Professor Shelton Stromquist almost twenty years ago, MLWCH is an annual event hosted by graduate students at institutions throughout the Midwest. It brings together researchers and community members to discuss recent work in labor and working-class history. In addition to providing an opportunity for graduate students to present their work, the event will discuss recent changes to public-sector labor law in Iowa.
This year's colloquium will feature a keynote address by Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University, panels featuring graduate students and independent scholars from across the Midwest, as well as a roundtable of community activists and local labor organizers.
Free and open to the public.
This event is hosted by the Department of History (CLAS), with support from the Obermann Center, the Dean's Office of the Graduate College, the UI Labor Center, the Iowa Labor History Society, the UI Center for Human Rights, the UI Public Policy Center, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of English, and the Department of American Studies.