CfP: WORCK Training School


The deadline to submit proposals for the WORCK Training School has been extended to 1 March! Die COST Action „Worlds of Related Coercions in Work“ (WORCK) veranstaltet Ende Mai 2022 in Warschau ihre erste einwöchige Training School. Sie richtet sich an MA-Studierende in der Abschlussphase und an PhD Students, die sich mit der Geschichte von Arbeit und Zwang beschäftigen.


CfP "WORCK Training School" (pdf)

The COST Action "Worlds of Related Coercions in Work" (WORCK) calls for a radical change of perspective in labour history. It links the stories of work and production with those of violence, expropriation, and marginalisation. (...)

WORCK is a network of 32 participating countries in all Europe. It brings together scholars working on labour and coercion in different time periods and regions. It is structured around four working groups: WG1: Grammars of Coercion; WG2: Sites and Fields of Coercion; WG3: (Im)mobilisations of the Workforce; WG4: Intersecting Marginalities.

The WORCK Training School will bring together 20-25 MA and PhD students from all over Europe. The program includes lectures from international scholars, roundtables, and seminars from WG representatives. They will focus on the theoretical and methodological issues as well as on the implementation of digital methods in the research.
An important part of the program will be reserved for a Student Conference with comments from senior researchers.
The expenses connecting with the participation in Training School (traveling and accommodation) will be reimbursed by COST Action.

If you wish to participate in the Training School, please send us the following material for an application:

• letter of motivation

• brief description of your project – please explain the connection with the WORCK themes and perspectives and title of the paper

• CV

• proof of student status, copy of Bachelor or Master diploma

Please send your application to Teresa Petrik ( by 15 February 2022 1st March 2022.

Every participant is expected to send their paper (5000 words) by 8 May 2022.