The main objective of the Business and Labour History Group is to promote historical research and teaching within the University of Sydney Business School. The group organises seminars and conferences on historical themes in the areas of accounting history, business history, economic history and labour history. It also runs research projects on a variety of themes. Since 1986 it has also been the home of the journal Labour History, which is part of the History Co-operative at the University of Illinois Press. The group receives funding from the University of Sydney Business School and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH).

For further details of the Group's activities please contact either Greg Patmore greg.patmore@sydney.edu.au or John Shields john.shields@sydney.edu.au.


The group would like to acknowledge the kind support from the following organisations:

  • Citigroup
  • CFMEU (Mining & Energy Division)
  • University of Western Sydney