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IALHI Conference

16 September 2015
Edinburgh, Scotland

From 16 - 19 September the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) organizes its 46th Annual Conference.

* N.B. All conference sessions will take place in the Boardroom at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015
11:00-2:00 Meeting of IALHI Co-ordinating Committee (NLS, Room 1130)
17:00 Registration and welcome (screening of film extracts relating to Scottish industrial and social history from the Library’s Scottish Screen Archive, tbc)

Thursday, 17 September 2015
9:00-9:30 Registration of participants and coffee
9:30-10:00 Opening (National Librarian, tbc)
10:00-12:00 IALHI General Assembly
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Session 1 (presentations by IALHI members)
14:00-15:00 Session 2 (presentations by IALHI members)
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:15 Session 3 (presentations by IALHI members)
17:00 Tour of Edinburgh labour history sites and landmarks (tbc)

Friday, 18 September 2015 (Migrant Workers’ Heritage themed session)
9:30-10:15 Keynote lecture 1 (Professor Leo Lucassen, Research Director of the IISH and professor of Global Labour and Migration History at the Institute of History of Leiden University)
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Session 1
11:30-12:30 Session 2
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Keynote lecture 2 (Dr Susan Morrison, School of Oral History, University of Strathclyde)
14:15-14:30 Coffee
14:30-15:30 Session 3
15:30-15:45 Conference round-up and conclusions
16:00-17:00 Visit to People’s Story Museum, Edinburgh Royal Mile
17:00-19:00 Free time to explore the city
19:00 Dinner at Bread Street Brasserie, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh (it used to be St Cuthbert’s Co-operative Society department store, tbc).

Saturday, 19 September 2015
Visit to Lady Victoria Colliery, Dalkeith, National Minining Museum of Scotland or to Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (tbc).