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Lezingen in Spui25, georganiseerd in samenwerking met IISG, Persmuseum en vijfeeuwenmigratie.nl. Toegang tot de activiteiten van Spui25 is gratis. U dient zich wel van tevoren in te schrijven, ga... [Event]
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]

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