Looking Back, Looking Forward: What’s Happened to Work and Employment?

Festival of Social Sciences celebrates
Warwick University’s 50th Anniversary
Looking Back, Looking Forward:
What’s Happened to Work and Employment?
Friday, 8 May 2015
11.00 – 15.00
Location: Ramphal Building
For catering purposes please let us know you are coming. Email: crew@warwick.ac.uk
Organised by the University of Warwick network on Connecting Research on Employment and
Work (CREW) this event identifies key changes in work and employment that have taken place
over the years since the University of Warwick was established in 1965. In the morning session
senior scholars will review some of the continuities and changes (and how we think about them) in
their fields of study. After a complimentary lunch, there will be presentations by newer members
of the faculty looking ahead to future trends and practices.
CREW is a network of scholars on work and employment established by the Industrial Relations
Research Unit (IRRU) in Warwick Business School, the Institute for Employment Research (IER),
the Sociology Department, the Law School and the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender
(CSWG). The network welcomes external researchers and practitioners, as well as members of
the University.
Looking Back
Looking Forward
11.00 – 12.30
13.30 – 15.00
Professor Paul Edwards (University of
Birmingham Business School, formerly
IRRU) Industrial Relations in the UK, 19652015: Was There Ever a Golden Age?
Dr Alice Mah (Sociology) The Future of
Solidarity? Intergenerational Lessons from
the Docks
Professor Tony Elger (Sociology)
Remaking Manufacturing Work in the UK,
1960s-2000s: Fordism, Lean production
and Beyond?
­– 1.30
Dr Sally-Anne Barnes (IER)
Crowdsourcing: The Implications for the
Future of Careers and Work
Dr Carol Wolkowitz (CSWG): How Much
Has Paid Work at Home Changed? Gender
and Home-based Work
Dr Anastasia Tataryn and Dr Ania
Zbyszewska (Warwick Law School)
‘We are All (Precarious) Workers Now!’:
Regulating Precarious Labour, Gender and
Citizenship in the 21st Century
Professor Robert Lindley (IER) Youth,
Retirement and ‘Work’: The Blurring of
Boundaries and Policy Perspectives
Dr Juliane Reinecke and Dr Jimmy
Donaghey (IRRU, Warwick Business School)
Can we Prevent another Rana Plaza?