Conference Programme

Pre Conference Sessions

Wednesday, 27 May

13.00 – 15.00: Bootcamp: How to do history in OEH – Session 1

15.00 – 15.30: Tea

15.30 – 17.00: Bootcamp: How to do history in OEH – Session 2

 

Alternate Programme:

13.00 – 17.00: Tour of Durban and Museums (including industrial/maritime history)

 

18.00: Conference opening reception with light music (at Conference venue)

 

Day 1

Thursday, 28th May

08.15 – 08.30:  Welcome

08.30 – 09.15:   Opening Keynote: Gabrielle Hecht: Working and Breathing in African Anthropocenes

09.15 – 10.45:   Abstracts Session 1 [Platform presentations; 6 abstracts 15 minutes each with Q&A]

10.45 – 11.15:    Tea

11.15 – 12.00:    Keynote 2: Arthur McIvor: The Guardians of Workers’ Bodies: Rise and Fall of the Role of Unions in OEH

12.00 – 13.15:    Abstracts Session 2

13.15 – 14.15:     Lunch

14.15 – 15.45:   Panel Discussion: Historical perspectives of OEH in Africa – the tracing of the emergence of disciplines in occupational health (Panellists: Rene Loewenson (Zimbabwe), Edith                                      Clarke (Ghana), Chafiq Hicham (Morocco), David Stanton (South Africa))

15.45 -16.15:      Tea

16.15 – 17.45:    Two parallel Abstract Sessions 3

17.45 – 18.30:    Business Meeting

19.00 >>>:        Conference Dinner

 

Day 2:

Friday, 29th May

08.45 – 9.30:   Keynote 3: Laura Alfers:  Occupational Health as a Ligament of Empire: Histories from the Gold Coast (Ghana) & India

9.30 – 11:00:    Abstracts Session 4

11.00 – 11.30:   Tea

11.30 – 13.00:  Parallel Abstract Sessions 5

Lead Speaker Parallel 5.1: David Stanton – The European Greed for Gold and Silver and the Development of Occupational Health.

Lead Speaker Parallel 5.2: Francie Lund – Decolonizing Occupational Health: Informal Workers and the Struggle for Occupational Health

13.00 – 14.00:    Lunch

14.00 – 14.45:    Keynote 4: Ashwin Desai – Immigration and Indentured Labour

14.45 – 15.30:   Open Discussion led by Keynote and a Discussant/Panel Discussion (TBN): Migration and OEH

15.30 – 15.50:    Tea

15.50 – 16.00:    Presentation of International Award

16.00 – 16.45:    Closing Keynote: Keith Breckenbridge: The Invisible aspects of OEH

16.45 – 17.00:    Conference Closure