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Workshop The aim of the workshop is to compare Maoist insurgencies in various Asian and Latin American countries by addressing the following questions: Why does (Maoist) insurgency emerge in certain... [Event]
Program and ParticipantsRoger Knight: Sugarlandia. Re-Thinking the Sugar Colony in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1850-1940 (Workshop's discussion paper) Sri Margana, Village, Villager and Onderneming:... [Event]
A large number of collections at the IISH deal with the press, freedom of the press, and human rights. For World Press Freedom Day the IISH also calls attention to an event from the past, and in... [Image gallery]
With its historic revolutions and legendary revolutionary movements, Latin America was bound to become core business for the Institute. The first great revolution of the 20th century took place in... [Collection guide]
The collection of the Dutch professor Dirk Kruijt is composed primarily of research materials related to his broad field of interest on the political and social reality of Latin America and to his... [Collection highlight]
'The Sugar Plantation in India and Indonesia; Industrial Production, 1770–2010', the latest book of IISH staff member and professor of 'International Comparative Social History' at Amsterdam Free... [News]
The head of the IISH Latin America and Carribean Desk is Rossana Barragán. Other staff members are:Larissa Rosa Corrêa (correspondent in Brazil) is a PhD candidate in Social History at University of... [General page]
Latin America, a region defined by legendary revolutions and social movements, has always been one of IISH's important collection regions.The level of activities has been considerably scaled up... [General page]
The South-South Exchange Proramme for Research on the History o|f Development (SEPHIS) is an independent research programme under the aegis of an international Steering Committee consisting of... [Project]
Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world’s prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-... [Publication]

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