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. The ITH Conferences are meetings of the members. 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.
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
12-15 September 2013, Linz
48th Linz Conference: Interventions: The Impact of Labour Movements on Social and Cultural Development
13-16 September 2012, Linz