To optimally develop our research perspectives, we created four thematic research clusters that group our present and future research projects. These clusters were developed partly for practical, pragmatic reasons and partly for strongly substantive reasons. The division into clusters helps us to organize our projects and promote interrelatedness within and between clusters. Together, these clusters form the building blocks of our Global Labour History programme.
Since many projects fit into more than one cluster, and researchers figure in more than one cluster at the same time, synergy between clusters is guaranteed. This set up stimulates discussions about the theoretical principles of the various projects within a cluster and of the overall research programme. Of course, there are all kinds of interrelationships between the projects in the four clusters; after all, they are all part of the larger, overarching Global Labour History research programme.