Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations


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Educational Publishers in 19th century Russia

In 1884 Leo Tolstoy founded a publishing house committed to the distribution of simple, informative booklets written in plain language. 

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Wages and Currency

Visualizing Wage Payments

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Almost six hundred Dutch Labour Movement Biographies online. Photo: Annie and Carel Adama van Scheltema + more

The First World War

Documents from IISH Collections and an Essay by Leo Lucassen, Director of Research

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People at Work

Photos by Ben van Meerendonk.

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International Institute of Social History

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) conducts advanced research on the global history of work, workers, and labour relations and to this end gathers data, which are made available to other researchers as well. + more

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