16. Women and Trade Unions in Europe


Panel 1: Trade Union Women’s Activism: Gender, Class, and Political System

Nadia Varo Moral (Labour, Institutions and Gender-University of Barcelona), Women and Labour Movement under a Dictatorship Comisiones Obreras (Workers’ Comissions) in the area of Barcelona during Franco’s dictatorship (1964-1976)

Anna Frisone (European University Institute), Trade Union Feminism across borders: a comparative perspective of 1970s Italian and French experiences, European University Institute Department of History and Civilization

M V Shobhana Warrier (Department of History, Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University), Gender, class and community in the mobilisation of labour

Ingrid Hayes (Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle - Paris), La place des femmes dans les mobilisations sur les sites industriels, permanences et variations : les cas de La Redoute et Deffrenne à Roubaix dans les années 1970

Susan Zimmermann (Central European University, Hungary), Hungarian Trade Union Women and the Struggle for Equality and Difference at the Workplace, 1965-1980s

Comment: Lars Berggren

Panel 2: A Biographical Approach to Women and Trade Unions in Italian History: The Case of Emilia-Romagna

Discussant: Kirsty Niskanen (Stockholm University)

Anna Salfi/Fiorenza Tarozzi, Gendering the history and memory of Italian trade unions through biography

Elena Musiani, The basis of Italian trade unionism in a gender perspective: the long 19th century

Simona Salustri, Women and trade unions during the Fascist “ventennio”

Eloisa Betti, Female trade unionists in Cold War Italy

Roberta Mira, Writing the biographies of female trade unionists in the 21th century: a digital humanities project

Comment: Kirsti Niskanen