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The latest Special Issue of TSEG is out!

Tue, 2017-07-18 09:40

Inequality has become a hot topic of debate recently, both on a global and on a national scale. The latest Special Issue of TSEG/ the Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History offers a much needed historical perspective to this debate. It explores how inequality in the Low Countries can be measured for different time periods.

Memorandum of Understanding IISH and ITUC-Africa

Mon, 2017-07-03 16:56

On 30 June 2017 the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) and the IISH signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on archival preservation.

Tijdschriften IISG online beschikbaar in Delpher

Tue, 2017-06-27 11:29

Het IISG doet al jaren mee met het Metamorfoze-programma van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) om belangrijke Nederlandse kranten en tijdschriften te conserveren en digitaliseren.

Report: Latin American Labour Congress

Wed, 2017-06-21 17:05

LATIN AMERICAN LABOUR CONGRESS Work and Labourers – Past and Present 

La Paz, Bolivia – 2-8 May 2017

In Memoriam Peter Waterman

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:31

On June 16 Peter Waterman (1936 - 2017) passed away. He was journalist, trade union activist, historian and social scientist. After being active i n the international trade union movement, he studied at ISS in The Hague.

Long term preservation with Archivematica

Mon, 2017-06-12 14:30

IISH has chosen the digital preservation system Archivematica to improve the ingest and long-term preservation of its digital collections. After a careful appraisal of various systems we started at the end of March with the implementation of Archivematica. We expect to have a beta version for born-digital archives at the end of June, after which the digitized collections and research data will follow.

Call for Volkskrant-IISH Thesis Award 2017

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:15

De Volkskrant and the International Institute for Social History are looking for students who have written an outstanding thesis on a historical subject. Students of disciplines other than history are also cordially invited to apply for this award.

The IISH has a cash prize of € 1500 available for the winning thesis. De Volkskrant will publish an interview with the laureate.

Het Nederlands Persmuseum en het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid vormen vanaf 3 mei 2017 één organisatie

Mon, 2017-05-08 14:50

De fusie tussen het Nederlands Persmuseum en het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid  is op vanaf woensdag 3 mei een feit. Door deze bundeling van krachten vormt zich één organisatie die de geschiedenis en actualiteit van media, pers en journalistiek integraal belicht en zorg draagt voor het beheer en de verdere ontwikkeling van de pers- en mediacollecties in Nederland.

Gedenkraam overgedragen aan Nationaal Glasmuseum

Tue, 2017-05-02 14:49

Op 1 mei heeft het IISG een gedenkraam van de bekende glaskunstenaar Willem Heesen (1925 - 2017) overgedragen aan Nationaal Glasmuseum in Leerdam.

Help the IISH by giving your opinion about our website

Tue, 2017-04-18 14:21

The IISH would like know what our users think of our website.

In memoriam Heiner Becker

Wed, 2017-04-12 11:00

We were deeply saddened to learn that Heiner Becker, one of the world’s foremost experts in the history of anarchism, died from the results of a stroke on April 4, 2017, at the age of 65. He was a thoroughly dedicated collector, researcher, editor and publisher in the field, whose deep knowledge was only matched by his uncompromising quality standards.

New Issue IRSH

Mon, 2017-04-10 11:59

Wrecking, the illegal seizure of materials and cargo of shipwrecks, was an important economic activity for centuries. Kersti Lust, in the latest issue of IRSH (62, 2017), studied hundred of shipwrecks between 1780 and 1870 in what is today Estonia. The international scholarly tradition views wrecking as an activity of the common people.

Karl Liebknecht's Death Mask now at the IISH

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:42

A great-niece of Karl Liebknecht presented the Institute with a very special gift: Liebknecht’s death mask. Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, leaders of the Spartacist Rebellion in  Berlin, were tortured and murdered by paramilitaries on 15 January 1919. Liebknecht’s body was deposited as an ‘unknown man’ at the morgue in Berlin.