IISH News Service August 1, 2007

IISH website items in June - July
New items on the IISH website in June - July 2007:

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New publications by Marcel van der Linden: 'Western Marxism and the Soviet Union. A Survey of Critical Theories and Debates Since 1917' and 'Was war die Sowjetunion? Kritische Texte zum real existierenden Sozialismus'.

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The Figuerola Prize 2007 for the best paper published in 'European Review of Economic History' 2005-2006 was awarded to Jan Luiten van Zanden (IISH) and Maarten Prak (Utrecht University).

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Presentation of a dozen controversial tourist destinations from 1933 until now. From the collections of the IISH.

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/news/rubicon.php[/url]
IISH researchers Jelle van Lottum and Danielle van den Heuvel have received a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Scientific funding organisation NWO.

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/news/shell.php[/url]
On 5 July 2007 IISH research fellow Jan Luiten van Zanden presented a study into the history of Royal Dutch Shell.

[url]http://www.tseg.nl/2007-2/[/url]
Contents, summaries, and reviews of the second issue of the 'Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis' (TSEG). '(Text in Dutch, summaries in English)'

[url]http://lkd.persmuseum.nl/[/url]
The Dutch Press Museum presents the National Newspaper Database (in Dutch).

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/publications/978-90-04-15796-5.php[/url]
Special issue of 'Historical Materialism - Research in Critical Marxist Theory' about the Symposium 'Ernest Mandel and the Historical Theory of Global Capitalism'

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/hbm/bladeren-op-trefwoord.php[/url]
The Historical Image Archive of Migrants (HBM) can now be searched. (in Dutch)

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/indonesianeconomy/humancapital/[/url]
Bas van Leeuwen successfully defended his PHD thesis 'Human Capital and Economic Growth in India, Indonesia, and Japan' His thesis is available online.

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/friends/meeting.php[/url]
Meeting of the Friends of the IISH on 21 June 2007, with lectures on hundred years of social democratic city council politics in the Netherlands.

[url]http://www.iisg.nl/news/hollandgang.php[/url]New publication: 'Hollandgang im Spiegel der Reiseberichte evangelischer Geistlicher. Quellen zur saisonalen Wanderung in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts'.

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Upcoming events: [url]http://www.iisg.nl/news/[/url]

Until 9 September 2007
Exhibition: "Oud zeer" - political drawings by Joep Bertrams
In: Persmuseum - in Dutch

7 September 2007
NEHA conference: "Geschiedenis van de Koninklijke Olie/Shell"

20-22 September 2007
Conference: Law and Economic Development: a Historical Perspective
In: Utrecht

2 October 2007
Conference: "Digitizing newspapers", co-organized by Persmuseum

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