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On the occasion of the elections for the European parliament in 2004 the IISH presented a sample of ten posters on earlier elections, from the IISH collections. Ten European Elections PostersMore... [Image gallery]
As a teenager, Max Kohnstamm (1914-2010) chose the pseudonym 'D.E. Cipio' ('I'm disappointing'). Because of his meager results at primary school, Max was always afraid to disappoint his parents, in... [Collection highlight]
In 1938, the Marxist theoretician Karl Kautsky and his wife Luise deposited their enormous archive at the IISH. It survived the war sheltered in the institute's British section. In the fifties, when... [Collection highlight]
From 15-17 May 2014, a conference will be held on European youth revolts in 1980/81. We welcome papers and proposals for presentations (deadline: 1 June 2013) . The conference is organized by the... [News]
IISH makes its digital collections available in the framework of an ambitious new EU project: Heritage of the People's Europe (HOPE).The HOPE project (2010-2013) brings together a partnership of... [News]
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]
This volume offers a pan-European survey of migration and settlement issues that encompasses Switzerland, Prussia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain. It explores how the conception of belonging... [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]
In Worthy Efforts Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly offer an innovative approach to the history of perceptions and representations of work in Europe throughout Classical Antiquity and the medieval and... [Publication]
These transfers of sovereignty resulted in extensive, unforeseen movements of citizens and subjects to their former countries. The phenomenon of postcolonial migration affected not only European... [Publication]

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