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

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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: http://www.adobe.com/... [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]
The project Plants, People and Work: The Social History of Cash Crops in Asia, 18th to 20th Centuries started in 2007with a  500,000 euro grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific... [Project]
The project for a General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) is designed to fill the gap in the literature on the history of Africa and to contribute to an effective understanding of work and labour in... [Project]

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