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Past Projects

  • The International Research Programme on Changing Labour Relations in Asia (1998-2003) aimed to build a comparative and historical understanding of labour relations in different parts of Asia. The...

  • Close Encounters with the Dutch: The North Sea as near-core region for a nascent modern world (1550-1750)

    In the seventeenth century Amsterdam became the core metropolis of the world. In...

  • From the late nineteenth century in continental Europe, and in the second half of the twentieth century also in Quebec, Latin America, Africa and to a much lesser extent Asia, Christian workers'...

  • Het Digitaal Monument voor de Joodse Gemeenschap in Nederland is een Monument op internet om de herinnering levend te houden aan alle mannen, vrouwen en...

  • This project aims to build a database in which information on all ever existing Dutch trade union organizations is brought together. At first basic data referring to foundation, merging,...

  • This three-year research programme is a comparative study of military recruitment in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, 1500-2000 CE. The innovative character of the project lies in the fact that...

  • Bibliometrics, the science that occupies itself with the application of mathematical and statistical methods to books and other media of communication (Pritchard, 1969), is a field that can be...

  • Global History of Textile Workers: A global and comparative history of textile workers 1650-2000.

    In the first phase of the project, national studies were written on textile production in...

  • In de loop van 2004 werden door het IISG drie onderzoeken naar homoseksualiteit in Nederland in de twintigste eeuw gestart.

    Anna Tijsseling begon in februari met een promotieonderzoek naar...

  • This project is a concerted effort of several researchers at different universities and research institutions. The aim of the project is to reconstruct the national accounts of Java (1815-1939)...

  • Door de tijd heen hebben migranten in Nederland duizenden organisaties opgericht om hun belangen te verdedigen, hun religieuze leven vorm te geven, hun maatschappelijke welzijn te verhogen, hun...

  • 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...

  • The aim of this project is to analyse the economic development of Holland in the early modern period on the basis of a reconstruction of its national accounts. It will be one of the first times...

  • This project is a part of a wider research project entitled 'Strategies of Economic Development in the Twentieth Century: Europe and Asia' of the N.W. Posthumus Institute for Economic and Social...

  • The aim of this project is to write a global and comparative history of female prostitution from 1600 to the present. Notwithstanding the large number of national studies on particular aspects of...

  • The South-South Exchange Proramme for Research on the History o|f Development (SEPHIS) is an independent research programme under the aegis of an international Steering Committee consisting of...

  • Social norms and practices, mentalities and attitudes inherited from the Soviet period are commonly perceived as important, yet poorly understood, factors determining the outcome of the process of...

  • Begun in 1997 by Francis Ronsin (University of Burgundy, Dijon, France) and other scholars associated with the Institute of Contemporary History (Dijon), the International Institute of Social...

  • Taking the household or the family as the central unit of analysis the project studies income earning strategies of the non-agrarian population in twentieth century Russia and the Soviet Union....