Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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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]
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded a grant of € 530.000 to launch a grand project on the social history of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry. The NWO award enables a... [News]
Dutch Science Funding organisation NWO has announced it will subsidize the project CLIO-Infra, in which the IISH participates.CLIO-Infra will create a set of interconnected historical databases on... [News]
Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities in Asia.Willem van Schendel (Asia Department, IISH & University of Amsterdam) has received a four-year grant for an international research programme on... [News]
On March 19, 2004 Prof. dr. Marcel van der Linden, research director of the IISH, delivered the third Arvind N. Das Memorial Lecture. His lecture at the Indian Labour conference in Noida was titled '... [News]
Global Labour History is not a theory but a field of attention. It concerns the history of all those people who through their work have built our modern world - not only wage labourers, but also... [General page]
Mensen aan het werk is een selectie foto's van Ben van Meerendonk op Flickr.People at work is a selection of photos by Ben van Meerendonk on Flickr. Get the flash player here: [General page]
The silver trade powered global connections for more than three centuries, and from 1450 to 1800, 85% of the world’s silver originated from the Americas. Basing himself on previous studies, Andre... [Project]