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

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Collecting on Asia started in earnest from 1987 onwards. From 2011 onwards the South East Asia Region desk was created. The Desk collects materials from Burma, China, Indonesia/Dutch East Indies,... [General page]
Dr Ulbe Bosma- Indonesian Migration- Plants, People and Work: The Social History of Cash Crops in Asia, 18th to 20th Centuries (Sugarlandia: Sugar, Ecology and Social Process)Bhaswati Bhattacharya-... [General page]
How did Dutch colonial institutions govern diversity in North America, the Caribbean, Western Africa and Asia? How can we explain these institutions’ resilience and their lasting impact on modern... [Project]
The project Between local debts and global markets. Explaining slavery in South and Southeast Asia 1600-1800 is funded through a Veni research grant awarded to Matthias van Rossum in 2015 as part of... [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 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... [Project]
Over the last five centuries, the world has come to know Europeans as voracious consumers of colonial products. Right from the beginning of the 'European encounter', systems of production in the... [Project]
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... [Project]
For the first time, this book provides the global history of labor in Central Eurasia, Russia, Europe, and the Indian Ocean between the sixteenth and the twentieth centuries.It contests common views... [Publication]
The history of the forms of “free” labour is intimately linked to that of coerced labour. In this book, worldwide acknowledged specialists of Russia, China, Russia, Japan, India, the Indian Ocean,... [Publication]