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


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

Decolonization and Rebuilding

Photos by Frits Eisenloeffel on the decolonization  and rebuilding process of various African nations.

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Highlights from 100 years NEHA

In April 1914 the Nederlandsch Economisch- Historisch Archief (NEHA) was founded, an institute with a collection that ranks among the international top in the economic-historical area.

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Rebels with a cause

More than 200 highlights from the collections of IISH, collected between 1935 and 2010.

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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

Please note: the Reading Room will be closed on Wednesday 26 November 2014
On Friday 5 December the Reading Room will close early, at 4 p.m.

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