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Op 26 juni organiseert het IISG ism het Amsterdam Museum een speciale 'Provo-rondleiding' achter de schermen van het instituut. U komt in magazijnen die normaal gesloten zijn voor het publiek en... [Event]
A European Youth Revolt 1980/81? European Perspectives of Youth Protest and Social MovementsOrganiser: Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Amsterdam / Institut für soziale Bewegungen... [Event]
The IISH houses a rich collection of manuscripts, books and pamphlets documenting the social and political history of Russia and the Soviet Union. It is also home to a fine collection of Russian... [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]
De Melkweg en Paradiso zijn al decennia lang beeldbepalend voor het culturele leven in Amsterdam: vrijwel alle bekende popgroepen en artiesten traden hier op. Maar er was veel meer dan alleen... [Collection highlight]
In 2015 it has been 50 years since student Bart Huges drilled a hole in his skull. By doing so he hoped to gain a state of ‘expanded consciousness’.Opinions differ if and how Huges drilled the hole... [News]
From 15-17 May 2014, a conference will be held on European youth revolts in 1980/81. We welcome papers and proposals for presentations (deadline: 1 June 2013) . The conference is organized by the... [News]
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Investigator Grant to Marco van Leeuwen, who is a research fellow at the IISH. The research project is called "Towards... [News]
Apprenticeship or vocational training is a subject of lively debate. Economic historians tend to see apprenticeship as a purely economic phenomenon, as an ‘incomplete contract’ in need of legal and... [Publication]
International Children's Day had its origin in the `World Conference for the Well Being of Children', held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925. After the conference, governments around the world... [Item of the Day]