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Studiemiddag over reclame en visuele cultuur in de Lage Landen Programma (pdf) [Event]
Boekpresentatie ter gelegenheid van de publicatie van Ernest Mandel. Rebel tussen droom en daad Organisatie: The International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) en IISG Voordrachten door Dr... [Event]
During the more than four years of occupation of Belgium in the Second World War, there appeared hundreds of illegal publications in that country. Three of them were published by the 'Independent... [Image gallery]
In February 2008 a large ancient metal crate arrived from Belgium full of papers dealing with the Fourth International and Ernest Mandel. Ernest Mandel's papers had been deposited at the Institute... [Collection highlight]
Traditionally during the long winter nights of December, home-loving families in the Low Countries play party-games. During the '70 and '80's, a series of new games treating hunger, the Third World... [Item of the Day]
Henri Jean Vleminckx (1826-1906) pioneered in the field of Belgian national health. During an epidemic of cholera in 1866, this forensic doctor was the first in Belgium to stress the connection... [Item of the Day]
Dockers from Antwerp, Belgium, stop work during the month of September 1907 to get one more frank pay (of five Bfr.) Strike breakers from England cause a lot of fighting in the streets and the army... [Item of the Day]
In the past, as today, the government always needed money. One of the ways to save was to call for public contracts to perform major projects. The project was granted to the lowest bidder. Thus it... [Item of the Day]
At the third Olympic games for workers in Antwerp in 1937, the threat of fascism was clearly visible. The communists had always been excluded from the labour Olympiad, but this year for the first... [Item of the Day]
On 24 April 1966, Belgian communist youth marched through the streets of Brussels against imperialism in Congo. In Congo – the former Belgian colony that had become independent in 1960 – chaos... [Item of the Day]