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

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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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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