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On March 3 and 4 the first conference of the Global Labour History Network (GLHN) took place in Noida, near New Delhi, India.
Five case studies in the latest issue of TSEG (vol 13, 2016, no 4) unravel and analyse the connections and interdependencies between economic actors, knowledge institutions and the State in the agro-food chain.
For instance, Marijn Molena examines the early years of the Friesian Dairy School and offers a case study of how knowledge institutions were integrated into a regional economic cluster.
All Review Articles of TSEG vol 13 no 4:
Op 25 januari 2017 promoveerde IISG-onderzoeker Rombert Stapel cum laude aan de Universiteit Leiden op zijn onderzoek naar de totstandkoming van een unieke vijftiende-eeuwse Middelnederlandse kroniek over de geschiedenis van de Duitse Orde.
On Friday 27 January, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order on Immigration effectively banning people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen entry to the United States. Both in its presuppositions and its consequences, the Executive Order is discriminatory against the inhabitants of the countries concerned.
As members of the scientific community in the Netherlands, we sign this pledge of non-cooperation with the Executive Order. Our concern goes out to all persons who are now barred from entering the United States on discriminatory grounds.
With many IISH archives digitized and accessible online, any interested observer can experience the drama and romance behind archival documents from the comfort of their favourite armchair.
"Conquerors, Employers and Arbiters: States and Shifts in Labour Relations, 1500–2000", IRSH latest Special Issue (vol 61 no 24, December 2016), for example presents a research article on the Rōmusha by Takuma Melber.
Het IISG en de Universiteit Leiden krijgen 750.000 van NWO voor het project Veerkrachtige diversiteit. de regulering van raciale en religieuze diversiteit in het Nederlands wereldrijk, 1600-1800.
A grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has been awarded to the research project RESILIENT DIVERSITY: THE GOVERNANCE OF RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS PLURALITY IN THE DUTCH EMPIRE, 1600-1800. This joint research project from Leyden University (Catía Antunes) and the International Instute of Social History (Matthias van Rossum, Ulbe Bosma) will run for a period of five years, starting as of June 1st, 2017. From the abstract in the application form:
The sole remaining archive of a respectable size of the Spanish Civil War is housed at the IISH. It concerns the papers of the anarchist trade union CNT/FAI (1934-1939), that had a large following. In Spain and in all countries, like the Netherlands, from where volunteers joined the International Brigades, many surviving relatives are searching for their lost family members.
Marlisa den Hartog won gisteravond de Volkskrant-IISG Scriptieprijs voor Geschiedenis 2016 voor haar scriptie The Pleasure that is taken in bed, waarin zij de wereld van seksuele verlangens, daden en identiteit i
The call for papers for the 12th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) in Belfast (4-7 April 2018) is out. Please apply if you're interested.