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Labour and Right-Wing Extremism

42nd Linz Conference (September 14th–17th, 2006)
organized by International Conference of Labour and Social History and Chamber of Labour of Upper Austria, kindly supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Provincial Government of Upper Austria, the City of Linz and the Friedrich Ebert-Foundation Bonn.

Some Remarks concerning the organization of the conference.


Simultaneous translation into English, French and German

Thursday, September 14, 2006

9.00 am to 10.00 pm:
of the participants at the venue AK-Bildungshaus Jägermayrhof (cultural and educational centre of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labour), Römerstr. 98a, 4020 Linz, Austria

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm:
Meeting of the Executive Committee and the International Advisory Board

3.30 pm to 4.00 pm: Break

4.00 pm to 6.30 pm:
General Assembly of the Member Institutes of ITH

7.00 pm:
Conference Opening by the President of ITH, representatives of the City of Linz, the Provincial Government of Upper Austria, the University of Linz, and by our host Mr. Erwin Kaiser from the AK-Bildungshaus Jägermayrhof. Conferring of the Herbert Steiner Prize for the promotion of scholars on the fieldsresearch on antifascist resistance, persecution and , exile as well asand the history of the labour movement.
Reception by the Mayor of Linz, Franz Dobusch, in Jägermayrhof


Lectures and Sessions

Friday, September 15, 2006

from 9.00 am:
Welcoming of the participants by the President of ITH, Berthold Unfried

Workers in "national socialism" and fascism
(Chair: Jürgen Hofmann, Berlin)

Jürgen Hofmann (Berlin): Arbeitermilieu und Rechtsextremismus. Zu Genesis und Dimensionen eines historischen und aktuellen Problems.
Michael Schneider (Bonn): Arbeiter im "Dritten Reich": Zwischen Einordnung, Hinnahme und Dissens.
Luigi Ganapini (Milano): Fascist Trade Unions, syndicalism and Working classes in Mussolini’s Italy (1920-1945).

Reception by the Provincial Governor of Upper Austria, Josef Pühringer,
in the Youth Hostel of Linz

from 2.00 pm:
Laszlo Marjanucz (Szeged): Arbeiter zwischen Sozialdemokratie und Pfeilkreuzbewegung in Südungarn.
Nigel Copsey (Teesside): Labour and Right-Wing Extremism: United States and Britain in the inter-war period.

Right-Wing Extremism and Labour in White Settler Countries
(Chair: Berthold Unfried, Vienna)

Lorenzo Veracini (Canberra): Labour and Settler Society.
Wessel Visser (Stellenbosch): Labour and right-wing extremism in the South African context – a historical overview.
Daniel Lvovich (Buenos Aires): Extreme right, social question and the Argentine´s working class in the 20th century.

6:30 pm: Dinner at Jägermayrhof

8:00 pm:
Panel Discussion: "Ein neuer Nationalismus oder Internationalismus?"
Kunstuniversität Linz, Hauptplatz 8, 4010 Linz, Lecture room A, 1st flloor
Organized by: International Conference of Labour and Social History; Society for Cultural and Educational Policy of Upper Austria; Institute for Contemporary History of the Johannes Kepler-University Linz
Conception: Thomas
Hellmuth, University of Linz

Horst Helas (Berlin): Nationalismus und Rechtsextremismus in Gewerkschaften.
Marcus Meier (Marburg): Gewerkschaften, fordistischer Staat und Nationalismus.
Christian Schacherreiter (Linz): Interkulturelle Bildung als globale Bildung.
Andre Zogholy, cultural anthropologist, artist
Chris Müller, artist

Wiltrud Hackl (ORF Oberösterreich)


Saturday, September 16, 2006

from 9.00 am:

Right-Wing Extremism and Labour in Western Europe after 1945
(Chair: Thomas Hellmuth, Linz)

Fabian Virchow (Marburg): Volks- statt Klassenbewegung. Weltanschauung und Praxeologie der extremen Rechten in Deutschland seit 1990 am Beispiel der "sozialen Frage".
Sylvain Crépon (Paris): La tentation populiste de la jeunesse d’extrême droite contemporaine. L’exemple des militants du Front national de la jeunesse.
Lampros Flitouris (Ioannina): « L’extrême droite en Grèce actuelle. Les racines et le présent d’un phénomène particulier ».

from 2.00 pm:

Right-Wing Extremism and Labour in transforming societies in Eastern Europe
(Chair: Jürgen Hofmann, Berlin)

Gerhard Botz (Wien): Arbeiter und andere Lohnabhängige im Nationalsozialismus.
(Contribution transferred from the panel “Workers in ‘national socialism’ and fascism”)
Karl-Heinz Gräfe (Freital): Die Wiedergeburt rechtsextremer Ideologien, Bewegungen und Parteien in Osteuropa seit 1989. Eine vergleichende Betrachtung.
Mariana Hausleitner (München): Der rumänische Rechtsextremismus vor 1945 und seine Rezeption in Rumänien nach 1990.
General Discussion.

6:30 pm: Dinner at Jägermayrhof

Sunday, September 17, 2006

of the participants after breakfast