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Lecture by Prof. Jan Lucassen

Date: 19.04.2024
Start Time: 6.00 p.m.
Place: Collegium Witkowski, ul. Gołębia 13
Lecture by Prof. Jan Lucassen

The research group [Lab]orans, established thanks to the Excellence Initiative at the at the JU Faculty of History, invites you to attend a lecture by Prof. Jan Lucassen, a social and economic historian, co-founder of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam - an organisation that sets the tone for the discourse on social history around the world.

Together with Marcel van der Linden, Jan Lucassen is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the global approach to the history of labour. In 2021, he published his monumental book entitled The Story of Work: A New History of Humankind (Yale University Press), in which he takes a comprehensive look at labour around the world throughout the cenuries, observing how it fueled the development of societies and invention of new professions.

Johannes Lucassen (born 1947) is a Dutch historian. He graduated in history from Leiden University and obtained his PhD at Utrecht University in 1984 with Migrant Labour in Europe 1600-1900. The Drift to the North Sea. He specialises in the history of labour, the long-term development of labour relations, migration and monetisation in relation to the development of wage labour.