Scientific Committee on Social History of Labor now has FGV representative
FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) will be represented in the International Scientific Committee of the International Conference of Labor and Social History (ITH). In its last general meeting, the ITH unanimously decided to invite professor Paulo Fontes to join the newly created advisory board.
ITH is an international network of research institutions and historians focused on the history of labor relations, workers and the labor movement, among other social movements. Approximately 100 institutions and an increasing number of individual members from five continents are currently associated with the ITH.
The institution plans and organizes international scientific conferences under different themes each year. The ITH is currently chaired by Marcel van der Linden, having David Mayer as Vice President. Historians and personalities from the international scientific community who excel in their fields of expertise are invited to join the International Scientific Committee, as is the case of the CPDOC professor.
Paulo Fontes is a historian, professor, and researcher from CPDOC, where he coordinates the Laboratory for Labor and Social Movement Studies (LEMT). He was a visiting professor at University of Duke (2004) and Princeton (2006-7) in the U.S. He was also a visiting fellow at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013), and the re:work Institute of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany (2014). He was the national coordinator of GT Worlds of Labor of the National History Association (ANPUH) between 2010 and 2012. He has written several papers and books in the fields of social work, unionism, migrations, and pop culture. In 2012, his book titled ‘Um Nordeste em São Paulo. Trabalhadores migrantes em São Miguel Paulista: 1945-66’ [The Northeast in Sao Paulo. Migrant workers in Sao Miguel Paulista: 1945-66] won the Thomas Skidmore Award (granted by the National Archive and the Brazilian Studies Association) for best recent work on Brazilian history in the 1945-1964 period.
International Scientific Committee members are invited to all meetings of ITH’s Board, held every May in Vienna and every September in Linz, after the Annual Conference.
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