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On Tuesday 19 April 2011 a meeting was held at the IISH presenting the official completion of the archiving project around the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa collection which the IISH received in... [Event]
Debat: Verzet tegen de multinational: Shell en de anti-apartheids bewegingErvaringsdeskundigen en historici vertellen over de roerige jaren '70 en '80, toen blokkades, protesten en verzet tegen de... [Event]
The IISH administers an unique collection of posters about the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. As the most important leader of this struggle, Nelson Mandela frequently appeares on these... [Image gallery]
A selection of posters from the IISH collections on the IISH Flickr channel. [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections were organized by the South African government and intended to favor the... [Image gallery]
In 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa solidarity groups in The Netherlands. It concerns the archives and related... [Collection guide]
The Netherlands and South Africa have a longstanding, close and often turbulent bond. This is understandable, since South Africa is the only popular outgrowth that has emerged from Dutch colonialism... [Collection highlight]
The International Institute of Social History received large parts of the records of the Centrum Partij and the Centrumdemocraten, two right-wing parties that incited considerable action from anti-... [Collection highlight]
On 28 March 2008, the historic collections of the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) were handed over to the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam.In order to... [News]
Fin-de-Siécle Vienna has become the glorified icon of innovative modernism in the arts and letters. Yet the misery of the masses in the suburbs stood in stark contrast to the urban social order of... [Publication]