A main activity of the ITH is the planning and organizing of annual conferences and the publication of selected conference papers. Conference languages are English and German. International speakers are invited to present papers on the topic of the conference.
For the planning and organizing of these conferences the ITH receives regular financial support from various institutions, such as the Chamber of Labour (AK) Vienna and Upper Austria, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the City of Linz.
58th ITH Conference: Deindustrialization, Reindustrialization and Economic Transitions – Transnational Perspectives from Labour History
7-9 September 2023, Linz
22-24 September 2022, Linz
56th ITH Conference: Migration Worldwide: Left-wing Strategies, Migrant Actors and Capitalist Interests from the Sixteenth Century to the Present
23-25 September 2021, Linz
5-7 September 2019, Linz
54th ITH Conference: Workplace Democracy Revisited: Labour and Practices of Participation, Workers’ Control and Self-Management in Global Perspective
6-8 September 2018, Linz
53rd ITH Conference: Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in Global Historical Perspective
21-23 September 2017, Linz
15-17 September 2016, Steyr
17-19 September 2015, Berlin
50th Linz Conference: Work and Compulsion: Coerced Labour in Domestic, Service, Agricultural, Factory and Sex Work, ca. 1850-2000s
25-28 September 2014, Linz