Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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Lancering website98% van de Nederlanders heeft buitenlandse voorouders. In elke Nederlandse familiegeschiedenis zijn wel sporen van migratie aan te wijzen. Dat is het uitgangspunt van de website www.... [Event]
Tentoonstelling en boekpresentatie "Met de buik het brood achterna" is een expositie, door auteur Milena Mulders samengesteld uit het verzameld beeldmateriaal bij haar boek Met de buik het brood... [Event]
Op 23 december 2004 werd het boek Lied uit den Vreemde - Gurbet türküsü. Brieven en foto's van Turkse migranten 1964-1975 gepresenteerd naar aanleiding van de veertigste verjaardag van het... [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]
After the defeat of the legendary Paris Commune (in May, 1871), a few thousand insurgents were deported to the other end of the world as punishment. New Caledonia, an archipelago in the Pacific,... [Image gallery]
On 19 August  1964 Turkey and the Netherlands signed a formal treaty. From then on Dutch companies could recruit temporary workers in Turkey – until the "oil crisis" ten years later made an end to... [Image gallery]
Since the late 1960s, the flourishing economy of Iran had been attracting many Afghan labourers. Following the political upheavals in the mid 1970s in Afghanistan, the massive influx of Afghan... [Image gallery]
The history of migrants and their organizations and the history of labor migration have recently become a major research theme at the IISH. There is a lot of common ground with IISH's 'core business... [Collection guide]
In Hitler’s Germany, scholars lost their jobs because they were Jewish or otherwise undesired.Turkey, on the other hand, was craving for Western scholars and tutors for its universities.Under the... [Collection highlight]
In spring 2015 the IISH received the minutes book of the board of Chung Hwa Hui, an association of Chinese students from the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia in the Netherlands, covering the years... [Collection highlight]