The history of labour in a period of "globalization". A proposal of Global labour history. The paper deals with "Global labour history", a historiographical approach developed since the end of the 1980s at the International Institute of Social History (Iish) in Amsterdam, that has gradually become a global network. Its particular response to the crisis of labour and social history and its reconceptualization of the theory, methodology and themes of labour history are discussed. The article concludes addressing the place of "Global labour history" within the broader field of "Global history".
Keywords: Global labour history, Istituto internazionale di storia sociale, storia del lavoro, storia sociale, storia globale.