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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]
When the Belgian painter James Ensor conceived his famous work of art l'Entrée du Christ à Bruxelles, Belgium experienced an année terrible.  In a time of severe economic depression, with large parts... [Item of the Day]
During the first two weeks of August 1914, the Germans besieged Liège and Belgium was dragged into the Great War. Nearly a million Belgian refugees poured into the Netherlands.100,000 were to stay... [Item of the Day]
Dockers from Antwerp, Belgium, stopped work during the month of September 1907 to get one more frank pay (of five Bfr.) Strike breakers from England caused a lot of fighting in the streets and the... [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]
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]
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]

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