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Resilient Diversity: the Governance of Racial and Religious Plurality in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800
How did Dutch colonial institutions govern diversity in North America, the Caribbean, Western Africa and Asia? How can we explain...
The General Labour History of Africa, Second authors’ conference
The second General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) conference will be held from 10 to 12 December 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
Screening Ghosts of Amistad in Lab111
 In film theatre Lab111, the IISH organizes on Wednesday October 21st the Dutch premiere of the documentary 'Ghosts of Amistad:...
Lunch seminar by Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch
Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch will give a lunch seminar titled: 'Nation-building, the labor movement and Transnational networks in an...
International Workshop on Wage Labour, Capital and Precarity in African and Global History
The international workshop is organised by the International Institute of Social History, the Institute for History of Leiden...
Labour History in Africa
The 2014 issue of the Cambridge Journal History in Africa – now online - has a special section on Labour History in Africa (...
A Merciless Place
The commonly held belief in 18th century Britain was that exiling felons was the best option for dealing with crime. By 1785 an...
African War Resisters
Formal military conscription had started in the French colonies in Africa before the First World War. Unlike Britain, France sent...
Immaculate Headsmen
A small army composed by the Dutch West India Company (WIC) landed on the West African coast to capture the Portuguese trading...
Round Table:Exploring the Multiple Roles of Trade Unions in Africa Today
African unions have been struggling to find a clear ideological discourse, as well as well-designed strategies to tackle the...
Carriers of Culture
On the 996th day of his expedition tracing the course of the Congo river, the British explorer Henry Morton Stanley approached...
Meeting: Towards a General Labour History of Africa: An ILO Project
Round table meeting on behalf of the IISH and the ILO with Andreas Eckert, Ugo Nwokeji, Hanan Sabea and Stefano BelluchiDate: 27...
African Rank-and-File
The East African Command of the British and Commonwealth Military Forces was formed on 15 September 1941. A large part of the...
South African ministers visit IISH
On March 25th the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkoana-Mashabane and Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy honoured...
Eduardo Mondlane Foundation
"We have hesitated for a long time before we put all our thoughts on paper. After all, it’s much nicer to create the impression...
Online Exhibition Photographs Frits Eisenloeffel
The Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel (1944-2001) captured the decolonization, liberation struggle and rebuilding process of...
Amistad Rebellion
The Amistad Rebellion is one of the most famous shipboard revolts in history. It was part of a massive Atlantic wave of...
Framing a Radical African Atlantic
In Framing a Radical African Atlantic Holger Weiss presents a critical outline and analysis of the International Trade Union...
Photo exhibition Frits Eisenloeffel
The Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel (1944-2001) captured the decolonization, liberation struggle and rebuilding process of...
Conference 'General Labour History of Africa'
The first Authors’ Meeting for Volume II (1900-2000) of The General Labour History of Africa project will take place from 11-12...
Senegalese fight in Verdun
During the First World War, there were roughly 480.000 soldiers and 225.000 workers in France from the colonies, including 134....
Rural Labour in Malawi
On 6 July 1964, Nyasaland gained independence and renamed itself Malawi. In an IRSH article (55,2010, part 3), Erik Green deals...
BATA Workers Call for Action
On May 18, 1983, trade union committees of workers in the African branches of BATA Shoes called for action. They claimed the...
The African Travels of Frits Eisenloeffel
This section of the web exhibition of photos by Frits Eisenloeffel tracks the journeys of the Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel...
General Labour History of Africa
The project for a General Labour History of Africa (GLHA) is designed to fill the gap in the literature on the history of Africa...
Panel: Workers across Africa
Panel Workers across Africa: global and transnational labour history and labour studies, organized at the 5th European Conference...
Karel Roskam, Africa Expert
Recently, the institute acquired the archive of publicist, radio commentator, and South Africa expert Karel Roskam.Roskam was...
Labour in Africa
Under the auspices of the International Institute of Social History and the International Labour Organization (ILO),...
Panel: New Frontiers, Old Struggles in African Labor Studies
Panel, organized at the African Studies Association, 55th Annual Meeting, 29 November - 1 December 2012 in Philadelphia, PA, USA....
Polisario
Polisario, the movement for an independent Western Sahara, was officially established on May 10, 1973 with the intention of...
Mussolini Makes a Meal of Africa
In the summer of 1935 the Italian dictator Mussolini starts preparations for the capture of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) by concentrating...
SEPHIS
The South-South Exchange Proramme for Research on the History o|f Development (SEPHIS) is an independent research programme under...
Migration in Africa and the Middle East
Conference 'Migrations and societies in Africa and the Middle East: a long term perspective', the 4th Global Migration History...
Africa Desk Opens
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: the African Union resides here, as does the United Nations' Economic Commission for Africa as well as...
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