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

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The Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel (1944-2001) captured the decolonization, liberation struggle and rebuilding process of various African nations during his travels on the African continent in... [Exhibition]
"We have hesitated for a long time before we put all our thoughts on paper. After all, it’s much nicer to create the impression that there’s one place in the world where all our hopes are being... [Collection highlight]
Recently, the institute acquired the archive of publicist, radio commentator, and South Africa expert Karel Roskam.Roskam was born in Amsterdam on March 7, 1931, and passed away on January 17, 2010... [Collection highlight]
The 2014 issue of the Cambridge Journal History in Africa – now online - has a special section on Labour History in Africa (edited by Karin Hofmeester and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva) dedicated to the... [News]
On March 25th the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkoana-Mashabane and Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy honoured the IISH with a visit. They were accompanied by a large delegation... [News]
The Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel (1944-2001) captured the decolonization, liberation struggle and rebuilding process of various African nations during his travels on the African continent in... [News]
Under the auspices of the International Institute of Social History and the International Labour Organization (ILO), international researchers and officials gathered in Addis Ababa on 5 November, an... [News]
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: the African Union resides here, as does the United Nations' Economic Commission for Africa as well as numerous international NGOs. The Africa (Sub Sahara) Regional Desk of the... [News]
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 for a General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) is designed to fill the gap in the literature on the history of Africa and to contribute to an effective understanding of work and labour in... [Project]

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