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The posters from the May '68 Paris student movement became immediate collectors' items. An explosion of creativity accompanied the rebellion of the students: new slogans ("Ce nest qu'un début"), new... [Image gallery]
The Chinese people's movement started as a demonstration by Beijing University students in April 1989, and in seven weeks grew into a massive protest that impressed and shook the world. Fortunately,... [Image gallery]
In May 1968 students in Paris occupied university buildings to launch an avalanche of protests and strikes against the authorities. This was only the beginning of a wide-ranging social and cultural... [Image gallery]
IISH Staff member Eef Vermeij, co-ordinator of the Asia department, pictured various protest demonstrations in Thailand, Hongkong, Malaysia, Nepal, and the Philippines in the years 2004-2007.A... [Image gallery]
After having completed his military service with the rank of lieutenant, Kurt Steinhaus (1938 Stettin-1991 Heidelberg) studied economy in Hamburg and sociology and political science in Marburg am... [Collection highlight]
In January 2010, the IISH received a small but interesting archive from Hazel Elfriede Rosenstrauch. Rosenstrauch (born in London in 1945) grew up in Vienna. As a student in Berlin, she was involved... [Collection highlight]
On 17 May 1969, students occupied the administrative center of Amsterdam University called "Maagdenhuis". They demanded student participation at all institutional levels. The building on the Spui... [Collection highlight]
The events of 1968 have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world of even mythical significance. The author takes a critical look at 'May 1968' and questions whether the events were... [Publication]
The peaks of Communist influence in the pre-communist Chinese workers' movement occurred  in the course of nationalist protests in which other classes participated and with which employers... [Item of the Day]
South Africa's school system reflected the apartheid policy. During the 1970s and 80s many student strikes, boycotts, and violent actions expressed opposition to the educational system. In June 1976... [Item of the Day]

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