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On October 2nd Kaveh Ehsani successfully defended his thesis at Leiden University.“The Social History of Labor in the Iranian Oil Industry, the Built Environment and the Making of the Industrial... [News]
The latest issue of Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis (TSEG 2014, jrg 11 no 1) is largely devoted to "Worthy Efforts: Attitudes to Work and Workers in Pre-Industrial Europe" (... [News]
Historians have long overlooked the labour involved in soldiering. With the publication of Fighting for a Living, the world of military workers is brought to the forefront of scholarly inquiry.This... [News]
On 12 October 2013, the European Labour History Network (ELHN) was established during a meeting at the IISH in Amsterdam.The ELHN aims to function as a gateway to share knowledge and (digital)... [News]
In 'Outlines of a History of Labour', IISH Honorary Fellow Jan Lucassen provides insights about what we can learn from the new global labour history, using important new research findings to... [News]
The Institute and its Global Labour History Research Program were paid a high tribute by the late professor David Montgomery, one of the foremost academics specializing in US labour history.He did so... [News]
The leading French social history journal Le Mouvement Social has embraced IISH's Global Labour History approach.Its latest issue (no 241, 'Travail et Mondialisation')is totally devoted to Global... [News]
The Global Labour History approach, developed within the IISH research department, is more and more being followed outside the institute. The October 2012 issue of the online, open access journal... [News]
A generous grant from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung in Düsseldorf will enable the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, a collaboration of international researchers founded by the IISH... [News]
Under the auspices of the International Institute of Social History and the International Labour Organization (ILO), international researchers and officials gathered in Addis Ababa on 5 November, an... [News]