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

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For several years now the IISH has had a small collection on the Puerto Rican National Movement, which deals with Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican communities in the United States, donated by Ira... [Collection highlight]
In the 1920s the Dutch architect Han van Loghem and his wife Berthe Neumeijer traveled  to the Soviet Union, where they settled in Kemerovo in eastern Siberia. Van Loghem was invited by the Dutch... [Collection highlight]
In the beginning of the 20th century, Dutch expats worked and lived in Stoupky (now Artemovsk), Ukraine, near the Peter the Great salt mine.Leendert Willem van den Muyzenberg became director of this... [Collection highlight]
A rich documentation on the Roma, caravan dwellers, and other nomadic groups in Europe is included in the collection given by Mrs. Josephine Verspaget (born in 1946) in 2010. As a member of... [Collection highlight]
The IISH has been hosting the Historical Image Archive on Migrants on its website for several years. Sometimes this project yield archival material well, such as on the Slovenian and Yugoslav miners... [Collection highlight]
Afscheidsfoto gemaakt in 's Lands Hospitaal (Paramaribo) in februari 1957 van de eerste door het psychiatrisch ziekenhuis Maasoord in Poortugaal geworven groep leerling-verpleegsters. Van links naar... [Collection item]
Leo Lucassen (Director Research IISH) was appointed adjunct professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. In Denmark, the title of adjunct professor is given to professors who, because of special merit... [News]
In the Dutch newspaper Trouw, dated April 9, appeared a summary of the annual Comenius Lecture, held by Leo Lucassen on April 2nd  entitled "Migration as a Killjoy” in which he put various aspects of... [News]
Leo Lucassen, directeur onderzoek van het IISG, gaf dit jaar vijf hoorcolleges voor de Universiteit van Nederland.Deze behoorden volgens de Volkskrant tot de beste vijf van 2015Hoorcolleges Migratie... [News]
Directeur onderzoek van het IISG Leo Lucassen sprak vorige week met Alejandro Tauber van Motherboard over arbeidsmigratie en nationale grenzen. Wat zou er gebeuren als alle grenzen open zouden zijn?:... [News]