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A European Youth Revolt 1980/81? European Perspectives of Youth Protest and Social MovementsOrganiser: Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Amsterdam / Institut für soziale Bewegungen... [Event]
The IISH houses a rich collection of manuscripts, books and pamphlets documenting the social and political history of Russia and the Soviet Union. It is also home to a fine collection of Russian... [Image gallery]
The first issue of PROVO (Amsterdam, 12 July 1965) featured traditional anarchist ideology and recipes for homemade dynamite and other explosives. Provo was an anarchist youth movement in Amsterdam... [Image gallery]
De Melkweg en Paradiso zijn al decennia lang beeldbepalend voor het culturele leven in Amsterdam: vrijwel alle bekende popgroepen en artiesten traden hier op. Maar er was veel meer dan alleen... [Collection highlight]
From 15-17 May 2014, a conference will be held on European youth revolts in 1980/81. We welcome papers and proposals for presentations (deadline: 1 June 2013) . The conference is organized by the... [News]
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Investigator Grant to Marco van Leeuwen, who is a research fellow at the IISH. The research project is called "Towards... [News]
Apprenticeship or vocational training is a subject of lively debate. Economic historians tend to see apprenticeship as a purely economic phenomenon, as an ‘incomplete contract’ in need of legal and... [Publication]
Volendam caps and many press photographers wait at Schiphol airport to welcome the Beatles when they arrive in Holland for the first time on June 5, 1964. The next day they take a boat tour of the... [Item of the Day]
International Children's Day had its origin in the `World Conference for the Well Being of Children', held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925. After the conference, governments around the world... [Item of the Day]
The Dutch AJC was founded in 1918 to educate labour youth both physically and mentally. In the first few years, however, it was not always clear how to achieve this. The Dutch eagerly watched their... [Item of the Day]