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Bondage. Labor and Rights in Eurasia
For the first time, this book provides the global history of labor in Central Eurasia, Russia, Europe, and the Indian Ocean...
Boekpresentatie en debat: De VOC en vroegmoderne Globalisering
17:00 - 19:00 uurDe Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) wordt vaak de eerste multinational ter wereld genoemd. De Compagnie...
Fighting for a Living
This unique volume investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing...
CfP International Worlds of Labor Conference
III International “Worlds of Labor” Conference • Salvador, Bahia • BrazilUniversidade do Estado da BahiaThe members of the...
Conference 'General Labour History of Africa'
The first Authors’ Meeting for Volume II (1900-2000) of The General Labour History of Africa project will take place from 11-12...
Producing silver for the world
The silver trade powered global connections for more than three centuries, and from 1450 to 1800, 85% of the world’s silver...
European Labour History Network
On 12 October 2013, the European Labour History Network (ELHN) was established during a meeting at the IISH in Amsterdam.The ELHN...
Conference: Labour History – A Return to Politics?
X International Conference on Labour History organized by the Association Of Indian Labour Historians and V.V. Giri National...
Outlines of a History of Labour
The scope of contemporary labour history research has broadened considerably, with regard to time frames and geographic space....
Ravi Agarwal - Down and Out
This is a exhibition of 53 photographs by Ravi Agarwal. Most of them were taken in the Indian state of Gujarat in 1997-1999, for...
Seminar: Labour and Road Construction in Colonial Ghana
Seminar on the Research Paper “Labour in the Construction of 'the Great North Road' in Gold Coast (Ghana): 1900-1942” by Dr....
Plants, People and Work
The project Plants, People and Work: The Social History of Cash Crops in Asia, 18th to 20th Centuries started in 2007with a  500,...
General Labour History of Africa
The project for a General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) is designed to fill the gap in the literature on the history of Africa...
Panel: Workers across Africa
Panel Workers across Africa: global and transnational labour history and labour studies, organized at the 5th European Conference...
Labour, Coercion, and Economic Growth in Eurasia
The history of the forms of “free” labour is intimately linked to that of coerced labour. In this book, worldwide acknowledged...
Worthy Efforts
In Worthy Efforts Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly offer an innovative approach to the history of perceptions and representations of...
Working on Labor
This collection of seventeen essays takes its inspiration from the scholarly achievements of the Dutch historian Jan Lucassen....
Workshop: Global History of Shipbuilding Labour
Workshop as part of IISH reseach project In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and ship repair workers: a global labour history (1950-...
49th Linz Conference
Towards a Global History of Domestic Workers and CaregiversThe conference focuses on the global history of domestic workers in...
Labor Relations in the Lusophone World, 1800-2000
Concept Programme for workshop 'Labor Relations in the Lusophone World, 1800-2000'14.00 – 14.40: Sónia Ferreira, Antonio Monteiro...
Global Convict Labour Conference
The conference explores the history of convict labour from a global and long-term (1500-2010) perspective.The work of inmates is...
History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000
Final Workshop of the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000
Selling Sex in the City
The aim of this project is to write a global and comparative history of female prostitution from 1600 to the present....
Lecture by Antoinette de Vlieger
Lecture: "Labour relations of domestic workers in the Middle East" by Antoinette de VliegerStarting time: 15:00 
ILO Histories
In 2009, the International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrated its ninetieth anniversary. The First World War and the...
Grenzenüberschreitende Arbeitergeschichte / Labour History Beyond Borders
The eleven essays collected in this volume deal with important aspects of the historical and contemporary development of the...
Conference: Selling Sex in the City
Conference: "Selling Sex in the City: Prostitution in World Cities, 1600 to the Present".Concluding conference of the project...
History of Labour Relations 1500-2000
The International Institute of Social History is working on a Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations in the...
Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry
As the world's most important source of energy, the Middle East has emerged as the key to the stability of global economy. With...
CLIO-Infra
The CLIO-Infra project will create a set of interconnected historical databases on worldwide social, economic and institutional...
Fighting for a Living
This three-year research programme is a comparative study of military recruitment in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, 1500-2000...
What is the working class?
The International Institute of Social History will organize a small workshop on the question 'What is the working class?' The...
Mensen aan het werk
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...
Asian Labour
Asian Labour: A Debate on Culture, Consciousness and Representations(Papers based on the Manila workshop, 23-25 October 1997)...
A Study of Industrial Labour in Post-Colonial India
A Study of Industrial Labour in Post-Colonial India - Jan Breman1. Constituting labour2. A Deficient Workforce3. Rejection of the...
Changing Labour Relations in Asia
Asian economies and societies have attracted close attention from policy makers, international development institutions and...
Labour Contracts and Labor Relations
Based on a collection of labour contracts and other documents, this book examines the legal, economic and social relations of...
Dock Workers
Workers who loaded and unloaded ships have formed a distinctive occupational group over the past two centuries. As trade expanded...
The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers
This impressive collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350...
Labour in Southeast Asia
In the first volume of the new book series Changing Labour Relations in Southeast Asia, that the IISH publishes with...
High-cost Activism and the Worker Household
High-cost Activism and the Worker Household: Revolutionary Activism among Phillippine plantation workers....
HISCO - History of Work
Central to social, economic and labour history is the world of work, as known by occupational activities and titles. Yet research...
Illegal but Licit
Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities in Asia.Willem van Schendel (Asia Department, IISH & University of Amsterdam) has...
Social History of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry (1908 - 2008)
A Social History of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry is a research project at the International Institute of Social History (...
Past and Present of the International Labour Organization
Programme and Participants The ILO in Past and Present: A state of the art (Bob Reinalda, Radboud University of Nijmegen &...
Arbeid in de Zeventiende Eeuw
Arbeid in de Zeventiende Eeuw22e Conferentie Werkgroep Zeventiende EeuwIn de zeventiende eeuw maakte de Republiek een snelle...
Towards Global Labour History: New Comparisons
An International Workshop organized by Association of Indian Labour Historians (India) under the SEPHIS Programme and the...
Abolition of the Slave Trade
The colloquium focused on the long-term consequences of the British abolition of the Atlantic slave trade (1807-8). The...
Arvind N. Das Memorial Lecture
On March 19, 2004 Prof. dr. Marcel van der Linden, research director of the IISH, delivered the third Arvind N. Das Memorial...
Sugarlandia - Re-Thinking Sugar Colony in the Asia-Pacific Region in a Global Context
Program and ParticipantsRoger Knight: Sugarlandia. Re-Thinking the Sugar Colony in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1850-1940 (Workshop's...
Labour History of Russia and the Soviet Union: Work in Progress
The conference brought together specialists on Russian and Soviet labour history from North America, Western and Eastern Europe,...
Indentured Plantation Labour
BackgroundFour Australian historians (Rob Castle, Jim Hagan, Roger Knight and Andrew Wells) have been working over many years on...
Masterclass on Global Labour History
On 25 November 2010 the IISH celebrates its 75th Anniversary. One of the activities will be the launch of the first Masterclass...
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) was established in 1949 and now has 215 affiliated organizations in...
Transnational Labour, Transnational Methods
Global Labour History Summer IntituteThe Summer Institute aimed at forging international and North-South research and publication...
Global Labour History in the 21st Century
This conference was organized on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the IISH.Abstracts of papers presented during the...
Labour in Asia
Aims of the SeminarLabour studies in Asia are either general in nature with an emphasis on quantitative anlysis, or have a strong...
Work, Income and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900-2000
Taking the household or the family as the central unit of analysis the project studies income earning strategies of the non-...
Global History of Textile Workers
Global History of Textile Workers: A global and comparative history of textile workers 1650-2000.In the first phase of the...
Comparative History of Christian Workers' Organisations 1840-2000
From the late nineteenth century in continental Europe, and in the second half of the twentieth century also in Quebec, Latin...
Working for the World
Over the last five centuries, the world has come to know Europeans as voracious consumers of colonial products. Right from the...
Luxury and Labour
Luxury and Labour, a global trajectory of diamond consumption and production, 16th -19th century. In the past four hundred years...
Global History of Shipbuilding Labour
The project In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and ship repair workers: a global labour history (1950-2010) intends to study...
Prolegomena for a Global Labour History
Contents1. Introduction2. Work,Labour and Wage Labour3. Private and Public Projects4. Labour Movements5. Organizational History:...
Changing LAbour Relations in Asia (CLARA)
The International Research Programme on Changing Labour Relations in Asia (1998-2003) aimed to build a comparative and historical...
Free Love and the Labour Movement
Papers presented at the workshop 'Free Love and the Labour Movement', International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, 6-7...
Workers of the World
The studies offered in this volume contribute to a Global Labor History freed from Eurocentrism and methodological nationalism....
Forging Political Identity
Escaping the traditional focus on Paris, the author examines the divergent political identities of two occupational groups in...
Supervision and Authority in Industry
The number of studies discussing the labour relationship under industrial capitalism is overwhelming, but the literature on...
Central European Crossroads
During the four decades of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia a vast literature on working-class movements has been produced...
Learning on the Shop Floor
Apprenticeship or vocational training is a subject of lively debate. Economic historians tend to see apprenticeship as a purely...
A Social History Of Spanish Labour
Focusing on organization, resistance and political culture, this collection represents some of the best examples of recent...
The Rise and Development of Collective Labour Law
The essays in this book are written by recognised experts and provide a comparative overview of the development of labour law in...
Revolution and Counterrevolution
Why did the most unruly proletariat of the Twentieth Century come to tolerate the ascendancy of a political and economic system...
Experiencing wages
When discussing wages, historians have traditionally concentrated on the level of wages, much less on how people were paid for...
The Imaginary Revolution
The events of 1968 have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world of even mythical significance. The author...
Anarchism, Revolution and Reaction
The period from 1898 to 1923 was a particularly dramatic one in Spanish history; it culminated in the violent Barcelona 'labor...
Miners and the State in the Ottoman Empire
The story of the miners of Zonguldak presents a particularly graphic local lens through which to examine questions that have been...
Rebellious Families
The question why people rebel is one of the most important questions historians and social scientists have been grappling with...
Class and Other Identities
In recent years, much debate has taken place on the future and function of labour history. Among the issues debated was the...
A Dream Deferred
This volume brings together the latest work in Russian labour history, based on exciting materials from previously closed...
Wages and Currency
The basic hypothesis of this volume is that currency patterns may tell us something about the spread of wage payments in specific...
Between Cross and Class
In the late nineteenth century in a number of continental European countries Christian associations of workers arose: Christian...
Free and Unfree Labour
Historically, capitalism has always integrated various forms of unfree labour, including chattel slavery, convict labour and debt...
Racism and the Labour Market
The contributions in this book emphasize three types of historical situations. First, situations where racially structured unfree...
Global Labour History
The recent wave of globalization has a profound impact on labour. Consequently, research in the field of labour and working-class...
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