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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Almost six hundred Dutch Labour Movement biographies online. Photo: Annie Kleeftra 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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Decolonization and Rebuilding

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

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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:
On Tuesday 23 December and Wednesday 24 December the Reading Room will close early, at 4 p.m.
The Reading Room will be closed from 25 December 2014 up to and including 4 January 2015.

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