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

Collection projects

  • L’Afrique est aussi, contrairement à certaines mythologies,  un continent de l’écrit. Il y existe pour les périodes modernes et contemporaines de très nombreux fonds d’archives constitués, ou non. Les syndicats et partis, les entreprises, les militants, toujours actifs ou retraités ont leurs...
  • IISH will make its digital collections available in the framework of the EU project: Heritage of the People's Europe (HOPE). The HOPE project brings together a partnership of eleven European social history instutions with the aim to improve access to their highly significant but scattered (digital...
  • Het Historisch Beeldarchief Migranten (HBM) richt zich op het aanleggen van een representatieve beeldcollectie van de geschiedenis van migranten in Nederland. Het is ondergebracht bij het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG) in Amsterdam. In het beeldarchief worden foto's...
  • The acronym HiTiME stands for Historical Timeline Mining and Extraction. HiTiME aims at the development of a text analysis system for the recognition and extraction of historical events and facts from a variety of primary and secondary historical sources, such as biographies, brochures, letters and...
  • Labour history in Eritrea is an important aspect of the history of the country. This is demonstrated by the fact that, in the 1940s, the country has experienced the first labour syndicates and actions in the African continent. However, apart from efforts made by the NCEW and few others it has...
  • The Memory project aims to capture the knowledge about the IISH collections, starting with the knowledge of staff members who will leave the institute in the years to come. It's about knowledge which is not or will not be recorded in the existing library or archive systems.Articles written by...
  • During the Second World War archives of real and imagined enemies of nazism were stolen by the Germans occupiers of the Netherlands. After the German capitulation in 1945, special Red Army units found them in the then Soviet zone of Europe. For administrative reasons within Soviet intelligence...
  • On 1 March 2012, a four-year project started to digitize some of the IISH's most famous collections, such as:the historical archives of the German social-democratic movement, including the papers of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, August Bebel, Eduard Bernstein, and Wilhelm Liebknechtpapers and...
  • Doel van dit project is om een mooie, gebruiksvriendelijke en eenvoudig te bedienen webviewer (web gebaseerde applicatie)  te realiseren waarmee complexe digitale documenten in samenhang door de erfgoedinstelling gepresenteerd en door de virtuele bezoeker geraadpleegd kunnen worden, zonder dat de...