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A freelance seminar on Blind Spots and Preoccupation in Dutch and Indonesian Historiography on Decolonization that revives the theme of Ignorance as discussed by Wertheim in his last Master's Course... [Event]
Workshop The aim of the workshop is to compare Maoist insurgencies in various Asian and Latin American countries by addressing the following questions: Why does (Maoist) insurgency emerge in certain... [Event]
International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH) When we look back on the 68er protest movements, we are dealing with a period of two decades, the 1960s and 1970s. For the social and... [Event]
The conference explored the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and revolution beginning in the mid-1750s, progressing through the eras of the... [Event]
The posters from the May '68 Paris student movement became immediate collectors' items. An explosion of creativity accompanied the rebellion of the students: new slogans ("Ce nest qu'un début"), new... [Image gallery]
The Chinese people's movement started as a demonstration by Beijing University students in April 1989, and in seven weeks grew into a massive protest that impressed and shook the world. Fortunately,... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel was invited by the EPLF (Eritrean People's Liberation Front) to document their struggle against the Ethiopian occupation army in 1980.  He... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn November-December 1980, Frits Eisenloeffel visited  the border region of Sudan/Eritrea where he photographed the Eritrean refugees who had fled from an Ethiopian... [Image gallery]
High-cost Activism and the Worker Household: Revolutionary Activism among Phillippine plantation workers.ContentsIntroductionSocial activism: a household strategy?Social activism in the hacienda... [Publication]
The question why people rebel is one of the most important questions historians and social scientists have been grappling with over the years. In most cases the research has focused on what people do... [Publication]