Dr. David Mayer is a historian specialized in transnational social history. From 2014 to 2016 he has acted as executive editor of International Review of Social History, published by the IISH in Amsterdam. In 2011 he completed his PhD-research on the history of Marxist historiographic debates in Latin America in the “long 1960s” (University of Vienna). He has spent lengthy research stays in Latin America. Since 2013 he has been acting as vice-president of the ITH – International conference of Labour and Social History (http://ith.or.at/). His main research interests are labour history, the history of social movements, the history of historiography, the history of Marxism and left-wing intellectuals, politics of history, and Digital Humanities methods. During his “Global History” fellowship stay at CeMIS he will launch a new research endeavor about exploring historical periodicals of labour-related movements in “macroscopic” perspective. Linking “work” and “words” this project will restate one of the central questions of current labour history – the diversity and co-existence of historical labour relations – by focussing on the mediation of these through the discourses of labour-related movements. To this end, a defined corpus of periodical literature from several world-regions will be analysed with methods developin recent Digital Humanities.
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