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The third consecutive IISH research project in Russia was launched this weekend with its first workshop, which was held in Moscow 21-22 January. This project will be devoted to economic and social... [News]
The SNS REAAL Fund awarded a generous grant to initiate an international exhibition project on Russia in the twentieth century.Based on photos, film fragments, documents, and objects from daily life... [News]
During the 2002 National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in Pittsburgh, PA, Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, an honorary fellow of the IISH, received the AAASS... [News]
The GULAG Press, containing "news" bulletins, posters, literary journals, albums and booklets, has been neglected by historians of the GULAG camp system until now. This has been caused, to a large... [News]
Ms Lija I. L'vova, Director of the Gosudarstvennaia Obshchestvenno-Politicheskaia Biblioteka (GOPB, Socio-Political State Library) in Moscow, presented the IISH with a very rare first edition of... [News]
On September 16, 2000, the Institute presented Mikhail Bakunin's Oeuvres complètes on a CD-ROM containing all known texts written by the Russian anarchist in both the original version and, whenever... [News]
‘Together and Apart’ is an exhibition about the family in Russia’s turbulent twentieth century. It has been on show at venues in the Netherlands (2012) and Russia (2013, 2014, 2015).Photographs from... [General page]
Button (Collection IISH) In the year 2017, hundred years after the Russian revolution, the International Institute of Social History pays special attention to its Russian collections, research and... [General page]
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.... [Project]
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... [Project]