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The exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against apartheid visualizes the contributions of Dutch anti-apartheid activists and their supporters during the international struggle against racism... [Event]
On Tuesday 19 April 2011 a meeting was held at the IISH presenting the official completion of the archiving project around the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa collection which the IISH received in... [Event]
Debat: Verzet tegen de multinational: Shell en de anti-apartheids bewegingErvaringsdeskundigen en historici vertellen over de roerige jaren '70 en '80, toen blokkades, protesten en verzet tegen de... [Event]
The IISH administers an unique collection of posters about the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. As the most important leader of this struggle, Nelson Mandela frequently appeares on these... [Image gallery]
A selection of posters from the IISH collections on the IISH Flickr channel. [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections were organized by the South African government and intended to favor the... [Image gallery]
IIn 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa solidarity groups in The Netherlands. It concerns the archives and related... [Collection guide]
The Netherlands and South Africa have a longstanding, close and often turbulent bond. This is understandable, since South Africa is the only popular outgrowth that has emerged from Dutch colonialism... [Collection highlight]
The International Institute of Social History received large parts of the records of the Centrum Partij and the Centrumdemocraten, two right-wing parties that incited considerable action from anti-... [Collection highlight]
On 28 March 2008, the historic collections of the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) were handed over to the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam.In order to... [News]