Dr. Nicolas Lépine with, from left to right, Xavier Vigna from Paris-Nanterre University, Marcel van der Linden
(the founder of global labour history) from IISH and Amsterdam University, as well as with Christian de Vito from
Dr. Nicolas Lépine from the History Department participated in the Third European Labour History Network’s (ELHN) Conference
, held September 18–21 at Amsterdam’s International Institute for Social History (IISH), part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His presentation described the Canadian strike in Barcelona in 1919, which involved a hydroelectric multinational based in Toronto and led to the first formal ratification by a state of the eight-hour workday.
The many panels he participated in included established and emerging scholars.
Dr. Lépine is very grateful to Lakehead's Senate Research Committee for the grant that allowed him to participate in ELHN’s Conference.