ILPC 2024, 3rd-5th April 2024, Göttingen

  • 42nd International Labour Process Conference

    3rd-5th April 2024
    University of Göttingen
    Coercion, Consent and Conflict in the Labour Process and Beyond

    Call for Papers (updated 12.09.2023)


You can find a draft of the programme outline here.

Special Streams

In addition to the general conference stream, ILPC 2024 will include five special streams on the topics "Alienation and the Labour Process", "Housing Workers", "Labour and Migration", "Workers’ Transitions throughout the Life Course", and "Unruly Objects and Interferences". Find more information here.

Plenary Speakers

The opening keynotes of ILPC 2024 will be given by

  • Prof. Hans-Jürgen Urban (University of Jena/ IG-Metall),
  • Prof. Paul Thompson (University of Stirling),
  • Prof. Sarah Nies (University of Göttingen).

The closing keynotes will be given by

  • Prof. Heide Gerstenberger (University of Bremen),
  • Prof. Klaus Dörre (University of Jena),
  • Prof. Nicole Mayer-Ahuja (University of Göttingen).

Registration is open until 10 March, early bird discounts are available until 25 February.

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Conference Registration is now open!

Registration for the conference is now open. You can register here until 10 March. Early bird discounts are available until 25 February.

    Invitation to the pre-conference PhD Workshop “Precarity in and beyond the Thesis: Prospects for Critical Labour Researchers”

    Lacking job security, benefits, and long-term career prospects, many PhD students and early career researchers find themselves in a vulnerable and uncertain employment situation. We would like to take an ongoing debate in and grassroots campaign from Germany as the starting point for discussing risks of precarity in academia from a global standpoint. In light of the conference’s overarching theme of ‘coercion, consent and conflict in the labour process and beyond’, the workshop seeks to explore the coercive pressures experienced by emerging scholars due to the growing academic casualisation in different national contexts.

    Registration for the PhD workshop will be possible as part of the registration process for the conference.

      The review process is now finalised!

      We would like to thank the reviewers of well over 400 submissions for their work. If you have submitted an abstract, you will find the result of the peer review process in your inbox.

        Abstract Submission

        Submission of abstracts is now possible until 31st October 2023. We look forward to your contributions! Please submit your paper here.

          Special Streams

          We are pleased to announce the special streams for next year’s conference and thank everyone who submitted a proposal. Find more information here.

            ILPC 2024

            The ILPC 2024 organising team is pleased to announce that information on the general theme, the call for streams, the call for symposia, and the call for papers is available now.

              Organising Team

              Institute of Sociology at University of Göttingen
              Prof. Dr. Nicole Mayer-Ahuja, Prof. Dr. Sarah Nies, Moritz Kuhles, Linda Beck, Mario Becksteiner, Dr. Felix Bluhm, Dr. Heiner Heiland, Annemarie Kern

              Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI)
              Dr. Martin Kuhlmann, Antonia Altendorf, PD Dr. Peter Birke, Lukas Underwood

              Delegate Information

              Find information about the conference venue, travel options, the participation fees and childcare during the conference here.


              Find out about various accommodation options in Göttingen here.

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