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Women and Work in the Early Modern Period - Workshop Report  As many as 50 participants were present at the IISH workshop 'Women and work in the early modern period', which was held on Friday 28... [Event]
In 2005, KITLV, IISH and a third institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) initiated the research programme 'Bringing History Home. Postcolonial Identity Politics in the... [Event]
150 Dutch posters from the IISH collectionThe International Institute of Social History (IISH) has about 30,000 posters from the Netherlands. This site features 150 of them, reflecting a cross-... [Exhibition]
Een virtuele tentoonstelling van 65 portretten van Nederlandse ondernemers. Bekijk olieverfschilderijen van Willink, Nicolaas Pieneman, Govert Flinck, Thérèse Schwartze, sculpturen en andere... [Exhibition]
Nelson Mandela, an icon of our time, spent a long career in the South African liberation movement, the African National Congress. He served 27 years in jail for his leading role in the anti-apartheid... [Exhibition]
Solidarity Campaigns with Chile were set up all over the Netherlands in response to the brutal overthrow of the democratic Chilean government by a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.... [Image gallery]
After years of discussion and consideration, the Dutch diamond workers union ANDB and the employers agreed upon a general week's holiday in August 1910. The diamond industry in Amsterdam was closed... [Image gallery]
Gypsy life is highly imaginative. Gypsies are generally portrayed as lazy and unreliable: they live by begging and poaching, stealing chickens and robbing children. But the stereotype of the gypsy is... [Image gallery]
As soon as the First World War started, thousands of refugees poured into Holland. Belgian civilians, British marines, German deserters, and Russians escaped from German POW camps were sheltered... [Image gallery]
The first issue of PROVO (Amsterdam, 12 July 1965) featured traditional anarchist ideology and recipes for homemade dynamite and other explosives. Provo was an anarchist youth movement in Amsterdam... [Image gallery]