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In  juli 1911 vindt er op het Amsterdamse eiland Kattenburg een ware veldslag plaats. Opmaat is de eerder die zomer uitgeroepen zeeliedenstaking. Het is daardoor al weken onrustig in de stad en met... [Event]
The second International Conference Strikes and Social Conflicts: Combined approaches to conflicts (Eighteenth century to the present) will take place in Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, Dijon (France... [Event]
De spoorwegstakingen van 1903Onder de titel 'Gansch het raderwerk...' is in De Burcht te Amsterdam tot en met 17 augustus 2003 een tentoonstelling te zien over de spoorwegstakingen van 1903. De... [Event]
Boekpresentatie In 1970 brak de grootste na-oorlogse haven- en metaalstaking in Rotterdam uit. Deze staking was de aanzet tot een massale stakingsbeweging in Nederland waar uiteindelijk meer dan een... [Event]
Since the 1970's there has been a dramatic decline in strike activity in most western countries. This decline can be seen in the ILO statistics on the subject, but also in the data published by the... [Event]
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]
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]
Since the IISH has only little original archival material about the former Dutch colony of Suriname, an unexpected acquisition of the papers of Bert Nelemans is particularly welcome. They were... [Collection highlight]
A special issue of International Labor and Working Class History (83, Spring 2013) tackles the theme Strikes and Social Conflicts. Social conflicts form a major axis of 20th century history and... [News]
The new online publication Striking Numbers: New approaches to strike research brings together seven contributions on new quantitative historical research on strike activity in various countries... [News]