DC Area Labor and Working-Class History Seminar

The DC Area Labor Seminars have completed for the 2023 school year. We will update this page when new seminars commence for the 2024-2025 school year.

The Kalmanovitz Initiative partners with George Washington University to host the long-standing DC Area Labor and Working-Class History Seminar on the second Friday of every month when school is in session.  Since January 2021 we have been meeting online via Zoom. 

Upcoming meetings:

Fri. Sept. 23rd 2.00 – 4.00pm

LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History‘s 2022 Big Book Forum: Kelly Lytle Hern├índez’s Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire & Revolution in the Borderlands


Fri. Oct. 14th 2.00 – 4.00pm

Debbie Goldman. “Fighting for Job Security: The Struggles against Outsourcing, 1998-2005”

Moeko Yamazaki. University of Oregon. “Making the World on Time: History of FedEx Since 1973”


Fri. Nov. 11th 2.00 – 4.00pm

Trish Kahle. Georgetown University. “Fueling Authority: The Struggle to Govern Energy in the Warfare State”

Kenneth Wohl. Stony Brook University. “Working in the District: The New Deal and Labor in Great Depression-Era Washington DC”


Fri. Jan. 13th 2.00 – 4.00pm

Joseph Hower. Southwestern University. “The Municipal Doomsday Machinist? Ralph de Toledano and the Popularization of Public Sector Union Critiques in Postwar America”

Bryant Etheridge. Bridgewater State University.  “The Great Compression”


If you would like to attend the seminar please join the mailing list below. Please direct inquiries to Patrick Dixon at labor@georgetown.edu.