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Gedenkraam overgedragen aan Nationaal Glasmuseum
Op 1 mei heeft het IISG een gedenkraam van de bekende glaskunstenaar Willem Heesen (1925 - 2007) overgedragen aan Nationaal...
Stop de Neutron Bomb
The protest against the American Neutron Bomb in Amsterdam on 19 March 1978 was one of the most successful peace actions in Dutch...
Exhibition ‘Together and Apart. The Family in Russia in the Twentieth Century’
‘Together and Apart’ is an exhibition about the family in Russia’s turbulent twentieth century. It has been on show at venues in...
Revolution and Reality. The Family in Russia in the Twentieth Century
The Bolsheviks, who came to power in Russia in 1917, looked upon the family as a bastion of the old order, which they aimed to...
Inferior Help for Poor Women
The Dutch Neo-Malthusian League propagated contraception. Given the shortage of doctors willing to work for the NMB, the League...
Dutch Diamond Workers
The IISH holds the complete archive of the Dutch Diamnd Workers Union (Algemene Nederlandse Diamantbewerkersbond ANDB).The union...
Rapporten zelfonderzoek PvdA (1986-2009)
Toegankelijk via het IISG. Het archief van de PvdA is ondergebracht bij het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis....
FNV en IISG sluiten convenant voor 2 miljoen euro
Het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG) en de FNV hebben een convenant gesloten over het beheer van het...
The Russian Revolution: Impact on the Netherlands
The Russian Revolution, a century ago this year, also had a deep impact on the Netherlands. The Dutch press followed Russian...
Amateurs Help with Contraception
Founded in 1881, the Dutch Neo-Malthusian League (NMB) promoted contraception both at an ideological and a practical level. Its...
Coin Production in the Low Countries: introduction
The IISH research project ‘Coin Production in the Low Countries, fourteenth century to the present’ by Jaco Zuijderduijn, Rombert...
Historische Verkenningen Vakbeweging
Het project Historische Verkenningen Vakbeweging doet (voor)onderzoek naar de recente geschiedenis van de (Nederlandse)...
"Born a penny, die a penny"
Henny (* 1960) grew up in a working-class family in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. She left school at the age of 15 to...
Dissatisfied Social Democrats
Malcontent members of the PvdA, the Dutch Labour Party, established the PvdA Social Democrat Centre (SDC) on 17 March 1946. Sam...
Bathing in Public
Workers’ dwellings seldom, if ever, had a bathroom. At the beginning of the twentieth century, public bathhouses were therefore...
Do Not Hate the Germans
The exact date and place of execution of Jan Postma are still a matter of dispute: 23, 24, 25, or 31 July 1944, in Vught or in...
Coin Production in the Low Countries: Visualization & Query
The data of the research project Coin Production in the Low Countries, 14th century-present is visualized in the application in...
Coin Production in the Low Countries: datasets
On this page you find the datasets of the joint research project Coin Production in the Low Countries, 1334-1789 by IISH/NEHA and...
Coin Production in the Low Countries
This website includes datasets on coin production in the Southern and Northern Low Countries (present-day Netherlands, Belgium...
KNAW kent IISG en NIDI € 500.000 toe voor migratieonderzoek
Het Onderzoeksfonds van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) kent het IISG en het Nederlands...
Boekpresentatie Rosa Manus (1881-1942) (VOLGEBOEKT)
Uitgeverij Brill, het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis en Atria nodigen u gaarne uit voor de presentatie van...
Command on a piece of cloth/ Election for Record of the Year 2016
How the Chinese Communist Party moved to Canton by means of a Dutchman. Please vote for this archive record as Record of the Year...
Ewald Vanvugt, Traveller, photographer, and publicist
Ewald Vanvugt's archive and photographs collection which he has donated to the IISH over the years, were recently made accessible...
CPN Leader Marcus Bakker as a Family Man
Marcus Bakker (1923-2009) is well known as the parliamentary face of the Communist Party in the Netherlands (CPN). Even his many...
IISG-wandeling: De Westelijke Eilanden, Amsterdam (VOL)
Wegens succes is er een extra rondwandeling op 16 oktober!De Westelijke Eilanden vormen een relatief onbekend gedeelte van het...
Anton Pannekoek, outside-left forever
Anton Pannekoek was born in 1873 to average middle-class parents, but he became a prominent astronomer and Marxist theoretician....
Communal Landownership and Production Associations
Vereniging Gemeenschappelijk Grondbezit (GGB) [Association for Communal Land Ownership] was founded by the Dutch writer and...
The 80's-exhibition with IISH material
The 1980S, Todays Beginnings? Is an exhibition in the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven from 16 April  until 25 September 2016.A mix...
Penny-wise Housewives Keeping Account
A frugal and virtuous housewife was supposed to keep a record of her expenditure in a household account book. It enabled her to...
Koos Vorrink and Henk van Laar
In November 2014 the papers of the Dutch social democrat leader Koos Vorrink were discovered in an attic. His papers have now...
Chung Hwa Hui, Chinese Students in the Netherlands
In spring 2015 the IISH received the minutes book of the board of Chung Hwa Hui, an association of Chinese students from the...
Shortlist Volkskrant-IISG Thesis Award 2015
The shortlist for the 'de Volkskrant-IISG Thesis Award 2015' has been announced. Shortlisted are (in alphabetical order):Maaike...
Cheap Residential Care for Medieval Pensioners
Residential care for the medieval pensioner was relatively cheap. This is the conclusion of a lively and instructive research...
De Strijd-rondleiding: De ideale arbeider. Een ochtend over Henri Polak
Dit najaar zendt de VARA de serie De Strijd uit, over de geschiedenis van de arbeider in Nederland. Hiervoor is veel onderzoek...
De Strijd-rondleiding: Leve de revolutie! Over leiders en charisma
Dit najaar zendt de VARA de serie De Strijd uit, over de geschiedenis van de arbeider in Nederland. Hiervoor is veel onderzoek...
De Strijd-rondleiding 'Stakingen in Nederland'
Dit najaar zendt de VARA de serie De Strijd uit, over de geschiedenis van de arbeider in Nederland. Hiervoor is veel onderzoek...
Overdracht geluidsarchief Nieuwmarkt aan IISG
Het is dit jaar veertig jaar geleden dat er ongekend hevige gevechten uitbraken tussen de Amsterdamse politie en de bewoners van...
Archive Dutch Diamond Workers goes digital
Metamorfoze, the national programme for the preservation of Dutch paper heritage, will completely subsidize the digitization of...
Harry Verheij, Resistance Fighter and Amsterdam Alderman
On 30 June 2014 former CPN Amsterdam alderman Harry Verheij passed away at the age of 97. Just over a year later, the...
Spui25-avond: Pensioenen: verleden en toekomst van een sociale voorziening
Een goede oudedagsvoorziening is een teken van beschaving. Maar kunnen we er op vertrouwen dat deze ook in de toekomst behouden...
Jef Last and Jan Nijholt
In early 2015 the IISH acquired the papers of  Jan Adam Nijholt. Nijholt, born in Almelo in 1903, was a member of the Arbeiders...
Wouter Gortzak, Journalist and Politician
The inventory of the papers of Wouter Gortzak was recently completed.Wouter Gortzak grew up in a communist milieu. His father...
Guided Tours Marx behind the Scenes/(fully booked)
The publications by Marx and Engels are among the most influential in the history of the world. Not so well known is that their...
Fellow citizens
The poster originally featured a white cross on a red background: the reverse of the flag of the Red Cross, the organization that...
Support! Vote! Strike!
150 Dutch posters from the IISH collectionThe International Institute of Social History (IISH) has about 30,000 posters from the...
Extra Publiekswandeling Utopisch Amsterdam in de Gouden Eeuw
Vanwege de grote belangstelling voor de wandelingen op 4 en 11 oktober, organiseert het IISG op 25 oktober een extra...
English Provo-App launched at IISH
On June 5th Annemarie de Wildt from the Amsterdam Museum launched the English version of the iProvo-App. The free app, developed...
IISH in Provo-App Amsterdam Museum
Provo celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015. The Provo archives are preserved at the IISH.App and creationThe Amsterdam Museum...
Peace Activist Hits War Resister
The Dutch Union for War Resisters [Bond voor Dienstweigeraars, BVD], founded in July  1967, wanted to profile themselves during a...
The Ideal Diluted, 1945-2015
A meeting on the 1st of May, with a social-democratic speaker in a German concentration camp is something unprecedented,...
Cosy May Day Meetings, 1890-1940
The first May Day demonstration in the Netherlands was in 1890 and took place on Sunday, April 27th in Leeuwarden, because...
Studiemiddag NEHA
De studiemiddag van het Nederlandsch-Economisch-Historisch Archief (NEHA) vindt plaats op dinsdag 9 juni 2015 van 14.00 uur tot...
Asbestos Dangerous to Life
Asbestos dust had been recognized as responsible for causing pneumoconiosis in the 1930s, while scientific consensus on its...
Expositie over Cor Jaring
Cor Jaring Fotograaf / Magisch Centrum Amsterdam 1965-1975, dit is de titel van een tentoonstelling over fotograaf Cor Jaring die...
Musicians' Union
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Toonkunstenaars Vereniging (KNTV) (Royal Dutch Musicians' Association) was founded in 1875 and is one...
Co van den Born, a life in the service of the trade union
Co van den Born was a trade union woman at heart. In the years of reconstruction and in the turbulent sixties, she stood for...
Provo at 50
Fifty years ago in Amsterdam, Provo was born, a youth movement that provoked lawful authorities, the monarchy, and 'the mindless...
Tulip Mania
The Tulip Book contains 122 pictures of tulips, made by Jacob Isaacsz of Swanenburch, Leiden citizen (1571-1638, in the 1620s...
Ondernemers Geportretteerd
Een virtuele tentoonstelling van 65 portretten van Nederlandse ondernemers. Bekijk olieverfschilderijen van Willink, Nicolaas...
Riffraff of Amsterdam
From 1810 until 1813, both the Southern and Northern Netherlands were incorporated into the First French Imperium. After Napoleon...
Staatsarchief - archive of the squatters' movement
'Staatsarchief' is a large collection of materials on the squatters movement in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The Staatsarchief...
Koos Vorrink Papers Found
At last the complete biography of Koos Vorrink can be written. A classic story: family has an old chest in the attic. When...
Genes, Germs, Resources, and HSN
Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) will build two datasets for the grand research project Genes, Germs and Resources....
New App Historical Family Reconstruction
On Wednesday 8 October, Historical Sample of the Netherlands launched a new application in the frame of LINKS, a project to build...
Workshop Nederlandse Smokkelhandel
Ongezien en onmeetbaar? Nederland en de Smokkelhandel, 1500-190016 oktober 2014, van 13:00 tot 17:15IISG, AmsterdamSmokkelhandel...
Women's Revolt in Amsterdam
Hundreds of pious women carrying spades came to the building site on the corner of Rokin and Wijde Kapelsteeg in Amsterdam on 31...
King Gorilla
On the eve of the birthday of the Dutch King William III, a chronicle of royal scandals and sex was published entitled Uit het...
Goodbye,Troelstra!
In the early morning of 26 August the bust of Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1860-1930) from the collection of the IISH, was...
Fabiola, fabulous and flamboyant
Fabiola was well-known to many Amsterdam citizens as a living piece of lively and colorful art, closely associated with the...
Sensible Food and Fresh Laundry
The inventory of the archive of the Bond van Leeraressen bij het Huishoudonderwijs (Union of Female Teachers in Household...
Slave Trade Logics
Two vessels of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) were sent from the VOC's Pulicat factory in South India to the kingdom Arakan (...
Publiekswandeling: De Bloednacht van Kattenburg
In  juli 1911 vindt er op het Amsterdamse eiland Kattenburg een ware veldslag plaats. Opmaat is de eerder die zomer uitgeroepen...
Posthumus Conference
In rainy Leeuwarden, at the Frisian Academy, on Thursday afternoon June 5, began the annual Posthumus Conference - the meeting by...
D.J. Veegens Prize for Pepijn Brandon
The Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) has awarded the D.J. Veegens prize to IISH-Fellow Pepijn...
Polder Model
In the 1980s, official unions, employers and politicians regarded pay rises as potentially dangerous for the Dutch economy. On 24...
Provo and chronicler of the Sixties Movement in Amsterdam
The IISH owns a large collection on the sixties and seventies in Amsterdam: Provo, Roel van Duijn, Robert Jasper Grootveld,...
Aletta Jacobs on a Peace Mission in Berlin
No footage of the Dutch feminist and medical doctor Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was known until November 2013, when 20 seconds of...
Long Live the Union
After years of discussion and consideration, the Dutch diamond workers union ANDB and the employers agreed upon a General Week's...
Creative Bookkeeping
Bookkeepers and other white collar workers of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) were doing extremely well. Apart from regular...
Solidarity with Chile
Solidarity Campaigns with Chile were set up all over the Netherlands in response to the brutal overthrow of the democratic...
Debat Arbeiders en Koningshuis 1813-1960
Debat ter gelegenheid van de Maand van de Geschiedenis, georganiseerd door het IISG in samenwerking met Spui25Tijd: 20:00 tot ca...
Boekpresentatie De Volkstelling van 1971
De Volkstelling van 1971Verslag van de eerste brede maatschappelijke discussie over aantasting van privacyAuteur: Jan HolvastMet...
Brief and Concise Plan
Kort en Klaer Ontwerp (Brief and Concise Plan) was written by the mennonite Pieter Plockhoy from Zierikzee, Zeeland, and...
True Housewife
On 16 February 1655, Wendela Bicker married the Dutch elder statesman Johan de Witt. Wendela built up the reputation of being a...
From Theresienstadt to Freedom
IIn the summer of 2013 the IISH received an interesting accrual to the papers of the Amsterdam psychiatrist Jacques Weijel (1920-...
Migrant Workers
Friedrich Schweppe (born 1839, died 27 October 1927),  a German migrant worker, was a highly estimated fireman-gang leader in the...
Mandela Released
After 27 years of imprisonment Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison on 11 February 1990. The event was...
Holiday at last
After years of discussion and consideration, the Dutch diamond workers union ANDB and the employers agreed upon a general week's...
Maand van de Geschiedenis
Op 1 oktober begint de Maand van de Geschiedenis met als thema ‘Vorst & Volk’. Speciaal voor de gelegenheid organiseren het...
How much did the Netherlands earn from slavery?
The Netherlands abolished slavery exactly 150 years ago, but controversy continues about how much the country actually earned...
Joop and Jaap Wolff, no 2 en 3 in the CPN
Paul de Groot ranks as the number 1 leader in the history of the Dutch Communist Party. The brothers Joop and Jaap Wolff no doubt...
Dutch Labour Movements until 1918
Working conditions, the position of the woman, social legislation, voting rights, birth control, education, the temperance...
Royals and the Grumbling People
Anti-Orangist feelings are traditional in Dutch society, as well as the House of Orange and the Orangists themselves. A web...
Royals and the Grumbling People
Anti-Orangist feelings are traditional in Dutch society, as well as the royal house and the Orangists themselves.When William I...
Greenpeace archive enriched
In the mid-1980s Greenpeace Netherlands became much better known because of the attack on its ship, Rainbow Warrior, in 1985, as...
Grant for extending the HSN database
The Historical Sample of the Netherlands, part of the IISH research department, has received a grant of € 100,000 seed money from...
Kees Boeke
On Friday 11 January 2013, Daniela Hooghiemstra defended her dissertation De geest in dit huis is liefderijk. Het leven en De...
Frank van der Goes and Willem Witsen
The IISH received a small but interesting supplement to the papers of the Dutch Marxist and socialist Frank van der Goes in the...
Sal Santen
Sal Santen (1915-1998) was both a revolutionary and a novelist. As his literary body of work was mainly autobiographical, these...
Entrepreneur in the Golden Age
One brilliant character from the Golden Age is well represented in the collections of IISH/NEHA: the “modern” businessman and...
Businessman in the Golden Age
A television series, an exhibition in Amsterdam Museum: In the Netherlands the Golden Age is everywhere.One brilliant character...
X-Mas Giving in the Golden Age
The theme of X-Mas in the Golden Age was Generosity.The Dutch were far from thrifty: the 17,500 inhabitants of the city of Delft...
Henriette Roland Holst
A film documentary called Droom & Daad (Dream&Deed) about the Dutch poet and socialist Henriette Roland Holst is first...
Gay and Lesbian Movements
The archives of the International Gay and Lesbian Information Center (IHLIA) are now accessible for research. The IHLIA...
Henriette Roland Holst
Henriette Roland Holst (1869-1952) was one of the few Dutch socialists with an international reputation. She owed this reputation...
Government official and adventurer on New Guinea
Jean Victor de Bruijn alias Jungle Pimpernel. In the summer of 2012 the IISH received a supplement to the papers of the Papua-...
Daan Goulooze
A small archive from the communist resistance fighter Daan Goulooze and elaborate documentation about his life finally found...
Hans Kok Murdered?
Amsterdam squatter Hans Kok had a confrontation with the police during an eviction action. The circumstances of his death in a...
Troelstra's Mistake
'Seize the power that is bestowed on you and do what thou canst. We are making a revolution because it can and must be done...
Orange Free State Postal Services
An Orange Free State was proclaimed in Amsterdam on 5 February 1970 by the anarchist Kabouters. The Kabouters (Little People or...
Business in Abu Dhabi
Although his cabinet was sorely troubled, the Dutch prime minister Van Agt left on a business trip to Thailand in March 1982....
Safety and Work
An exhibition in the Paleis voor Volksvlijt in Amsterdam opened on June 15, 1890 was the first to focus on safety at work.This...
After the Flood
The Netherlands is engulfed by a storm tide on 1 February 1953. In the provinces of Zeeland, South Holland, and West Brabant, the...
'No Reason to Worry'
The Dutch Jewish communist Alex de Leeuw was arrested by the Nazis in May 1941. His letters from camp Schoorl and Amersfoort...
Draft Suspended
On 1 February 1996 the compulsory attendance for the Dutch Army was suspended. In fact, this put an end to the draft, and with it...
The Dutch in Japan
"De Liefde" (Love) was the first Dutch ship to reach Japan on 19 April 1600. This was the beginning of an intensive trade...
Permanently 'Stoned'
A provo from Amsterdam, Bart Huges, pierced his own skull with an electric drill on 6 January 1965. In this way he hoped to...
The Dockworker
On 25 and 26 February 1941 workers from Amsterdam organized a massive strike to protest against the persecution of the Jews. In...
Potato Eaters Shot
A shortage of potatoes, the well-known main Dutch food, caused a bloody riot in Amsterdam towards the end of June 1917. It was...
Mayor's Workweek
The Mayor of Amsterdam pretended to be out when a demonstration halted at the door of his official residence on 11 August 1872....
Violet September
"We call ourselves Violet September now, because in September we understood that political consciousness of the feminist movement...
No Meat, Fish or Poultry
The Dutch League of Vegetarians was founded on 30 September 1894 by A. Verschoor . He had met Dr T.L. Allinson, a physician and...
"What to Do with Such a Man!"
Halfway through the 60s Dutch women's magazines still concentrated on traditional themes. Women took care of the household and...
Anarchist International
Well-known anarchists including Errico Malatesta, Emma Goldman, and Rudolf Rocker convened in Amsterdam from 25 to 31 August 1907...
Strike in the Port of Rotterdam
The great strike in the port of Rotterdam started on 24 August and lasted for three weeks. Thirteen thousand men participated,...
Mounted police horses get LSD
The Provos, Amsterdam anarchists, became widely known for their protests against the monarchy: including smoke bombs on Princess...
First Photo in a Newspaper
The first photo in a Dutch newspaper appeared in the Amsterdamse Courant of 24 February 1890. It was a photo of the Amsterdam...
Jan Sluijters
The famous Dutch painter Jan Sluijters received 1568 guilders for this portrait of Jan van den Tempel on 13 January 1950. Van den...
Oldest Newspaper of The Netherlands
The oldest newspaper in the Netherlands was called Courante uyt Italien ende Duytschlandt (Courant from Italy and Germany). It...
French Newspaper from The Netherlands
At the end of the seventeenth century, the French government strongly controlled the national press. Censorship was effective,...
The Batavian Babbler
Inspired by the French Revolution a revolution takes place in Holland in the beginning of 1795. The 'Batavian' Republic is...
President Nixon Condemned
The Dutch J'accuse committee was founded in 1969 in Amsterdam. It derived its name from the famous publication of Zola from 1899...
Still Homeless
The reconstruction following the war led to large housing projects being built in the Netherlands in the 50s and 60s. Yet, by the...
Joop Den Uyl at School
As a twelve year-old secondary school pupil,  Joop den Uyl, who was to become prime minister from 1973 until 1977,  had drawing,...
First tree in Agnetapark, Delft
As one of the first Dutch entrepreneurs who also cared about the social welfare of his employees, Van Marken studied foreign...
The Dutch Labour Youth Learns to Dance
The Dutch AJC was founded in 1918 to educate labour youth both physically and mentally. In the first few years, however, it was...
Dutch Nazis in Parliament
The Dutch Nazi party, NSB, participated in the elections for Parliament only once, on May 26, 1937. It received 4.22 percent of...
Ministry of Justice Raids Abortion Clinic
By order of the Dutch minister of Justice Dries van Agt, on May 18, 1976, the police raided the abortion clinic Bloemenhove, and...
Esperanto
Esperanto, the artificial language created by dr Zamenhof,  was especially popular in the labour movement because it agreed with...
Doing Sums
An ambitious student named Hendrick Swaen started a new arithmetic exercise book on 30 November 1694. On the front page Hendrick...
Holland and Belgium Divorce
Belgium and Holland were married in 1815 by order of the great European powers. Belgium was most discontented with this union....
The Strong for the Weak
'Zonnestraaldag' (Sun Beam day) is a day to collect money for sanatorium Zonnestraal in Hilversum, Holland. This hospital for...
Amsterdam Precinct Against a Protected Zone
In 1995 residents of Amsterdam-West fiercely protested the mayor's plan to institute a protected zone for heroin addicted...
Catalonian Maoists in Amsterdam
The Frente Revolucionario Antifascista y Patriota (FRAP) is a militant organization of Catalonians who aimed changing Spain...
Jayne Mansfield in Amsterdam
10 October 1957 was a fine day for the Dutch daily De Telegraaf.  Jayne Mansfield paid the newspaper a visit. The rising star...
Abraham Kuyper as a Cucumber
Dutch Prime Minister Abraham Kuyper was born in Maassluis (1837) and paid an official visit to this town on 28 July 1906. In one...
Johnson is a Miller
Protests against the war in Vietnam were also reflected in Holland. As president of a friendly nation, calling Lyndon B. Johnson...
Pacifist Socialist Party
During the Cold War, the social democratic parties in Western Europe sided with the U.S. In Holland a group of peace activists...
Beatles in Holland
Volendam caps and many press photographers wait at Schiphol airport to welcome the Beatles when they arrive in Holland for the...
Surprise from the Middle East
In July, there is usually nothing much to report about in the media. In 1958 however, Egyptian president Nasser prepares "an...
Dutch Federation of Trade Unions
The Dutch Federation of Trade Unions (Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging FNV) may spread its jubilee celebrations over two years....
Living and Dying
Exactly one day before his death in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, the Dutch social democrat Maurits Mendels (born 1868)...
Peace Treaty in Ryswick
In 1697 France on the one side and the Grand Alliance (England, the Netherlands, the German states) on the other side decided to...
Healthy Country Air
The first open air schools in Holland arose in the vicinity of sanatoria and health institutes for children recovering of...
Open the Grave
`Honouring the dead, the convicted, and the dead still to be killed' was the theme of the first real happening in Amsterdam on 9...
Workers' and Writers' Collective
Lonely and obscure, the Dutch poet Freek van Leeuwen died June 9, 1968. Together with Jef Last he established the Workers' and...
No Trade Union without a Banner
After the establishment of their local trade union branch on 29 May 1916, the transport workers from Dordrecht, Holland, had to...
Catholic Labour Movement
The papal encyclical Rerum Novarum is delivered on May 15, 1891, and offers a prospect of a Catholic labour movement. Pope Leo...
Festive Concert for the 8-Hour Workday
The diamond workers' union (ANDB), led by Henri Polak, was the first to institute the 8-hour workday, which was introduced in the...
Indigo from Dover to Calais
Indigo blue has been an important export product of India for about 5000 years. Indigo is superior to the blue dye extracted from...
No to the Naval Act
After parliament had rejected the new naval act on 26 October 1923, the Dutch cabinet of Ruys de Beerenbrouck resigned. The...
No Nuclear Weapons
On 21 November 1981 a large demonstration against the storing nuclear weapons in Europe took place in Amsterdam. Although there...
'A Miscarriage of Justice'
In the early night of 6 December 1895 three burglars broke into a Frisian farmhouse to steal money. The farmhand woke up and...
Dutch Nazi Charity
'Winterhulp' [Winter help] was a charitable effort by Dutch Nazis modelled on the German example and established in the fall of...
Making up news items
Since 1657 the Haegsche Donderdagsche (of Maandagsche) Mercurius ("The Hague Thursday (or Monday) Mercury") has appeared,...
Only Because My Bicycle Was There
The marriage of the Dutch crown princess and the German Claus von Amsberg was disturbed by demonstrations by Amsterdam youth....
Gypsies Lose Their Advocate
When Lau Mazirel died on 20 November 1974, the small gypsy population in the Netherlands lost its main advocate. The foundation...
Allied Forces Bomb Zeeland
The British Royal Air Force bombs the dike of Walcheren in the Dutch province of Zeeland on 11 October 1944. Walcheren is still...
Preventing Pregnancy
The Dutch Neo-Malthusian Union was founded on 2 November 1881 as an 'Association for the intentional regulation of pregnancy'. In...
White Zinc Mill on Strike
Two prolonged, grim labour conflicts marked 1929 in the Netherlands. The strike of agricultural labourers in northern Groningen...
Herring Fishing
Since 1593 June 24 has been the traditional start of the Dutch herring fishing season. This was because the life cycle of the...
No Passports for Peace Conference
In 1917, the fourth year of the First World War, the International Socialist Bureau thought to hold a conference of Socialist...
Cracking the Karmic Egg
New Journal, a publication of New Age Communications, started appearing in January 1975. The editors want to depose the spiritual...
The Dutch OSP Is Established
On March 28, 1932, the Dutch Onafhankelijke Socialistische Partij (Independent Socialist Party) was established. It was a left...
Intense Fighting in the Streets of Amsterdam
During the last week of March 1975 there was intense fighting in the streets of Amsterdam. Inhabitants of the Nieuwmarkt district...
A Present of Flowers
"12 March 1639 a nephew of Mr Adriaen van Witvelt, painter, presented me with 16 prints of all sorts of flowers and insects..."...
International Avant-Garde
'The international review i 10 will be an organ containing all kinds of expressions of the modern mind', according to the first...
Not on Sundays
The Amsterdam Realtors' Guild adopted new rules and prices on 8 January 1678. The Guild forbade its members from buying or...
Tramway Strike in Amsterdam
On March 31, 1955 4000 employees of the Amsterdam tramways go on strike for higher wages. It's an unofficial strike. Being public...
Arm en Rijk op het IISG
Arm en Rijk is het thema van de Maand van de Geschiedenis 2012. Het IISG houdt zich al sinds zijn oprichting in crisisjaar 1935...
Arm in Zeeburgerdorp
Het IISG is gevestigd op enkele honderden meters van de plaats waar in de jaren '20 en '30 een armenkolonie huisde: Zeeburgerdorp...
Troelstra Collectiegids
Ter gelegenheid van de 150ste geboortedag van de dichter en politicus Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1860-1930) heeft het IISG een...
Filling pay packets with paper money
Filling pay packets in a medium-size firm in the Netherlands, August 1953. The main denominations shown are 10 guilder notes.
Leaflet requesting the workers to take along small change at payday
 Exceptionally, employers requested their workers to take along small change at payday, like in Gouda (the Netherlands) during...
Queuing
Queuing in front of the Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, last days of July 1914.
Emergency paper money
Due to a lack of silver the potato-flour factory of Scholten, Groningen, issued emergency paper money. 5 August 1914, the...
Daily wages and specific denominations in the Netherlands
Most of the daily wages are for skilled building workers in Holland, expressed in stivers made up of 24 deniers. Where possible,...
Eindelijk vakantie!
Diamantbewerkers waren de eerste arbeidersgroepering in Nederland die het recht op vakantie wist af te dwingen. In 1910 ging de...
Posters De Melkweg en Paradiso
De Melkweg en Paradiso zijn al decennia lang beeldbepalend voor het culturele leven in Amsterdam: vrijwel alle bekende popgroepen...
Gypsy Life in Dutch Childrens' Books 1825-1990
Gypsy life is highly imaginative. Gypsies are generally portrayed as lazy and unreliable: they live by begging and poaching,...
Refugees in Holland 1914-1918
As soon as the First World War started, thousands of refugees poured into Holland. Belgian civilians, British marines, German...
Provo Provokes
The first issue of PROVO (Amsterdam, 12 July 1965) featured traditional anarchist ideology and recipes for homemade dynamite and...
IISH in Dutch Poster Project
Almost 52,000 posters have been made available in the Poster project of the Memory of the Netherlands. Seven institutions...
Ups and Downs of the Dutch Monarchy
A selection of nine prints from the collections of IISH and Press Museum from the birth of the heir to the throne to the threats...
Designs for stained glass windows by W.A. van de Walle
The IISH has a unique collection of designs by the Dutch artist W.A. van de Walle for stained glass windows in trade union...
Lending Library of the Dutch League of Vegetarians
Over 750 works about vegetarianism and natural medicine, the complete lending library of the Nederlandsche Vegetariërsbond [Dutch...
Photo album Van Marken
Manufacturer J.C. van Marken was one of the first Dutch entrepreneurs who took care of the social welfare of his employees. This...
Banners from Early Dutch Trade Unions
The early Dutch trade unions spent a great deal of money on their business cards. That was a banner, a costly jewel of velvet,...
Inventory Greenpeace Netherlands online
The inventory of the archive of Greenpeace Netherlands is now available online. The archive is a rich source of information on...
Peter van Straaten & Jo Spier
Virtuoze tekenaars van het Nederlandse levenDe expositie geeft een uniek beeld van het werk van de Nederlandse tekenboegbeelden....
'Cucumber time' in print
At midsummer, when the cucumbers are ripe, there is nothing much to report in the media. 'Cucumber time' ('silly season')...
Freie Presse: a weekly against Hitler
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, commemorated on 3 May every year, the IISH wishes to call attention to Freie Presse,...
Photo collection Wim Dussel
The photo collection of journalist / photographer Wim Dussel (1920-2004) is since 2004 part of the collections of the IISH....
Johan de Haas - Photographer of the Red Family
Dutch press photographer Johan de Haas (1915-1997) worked from 1937 to 1978 for various newspapers and journals published by...
The Chinese of Amsterdam
The Chinese people who arrived in the Netherlands from around 1900 onwards were nearly all seafarers and, in particular, stokers...
Jacob Brandsteder and the suppression of the free press
In connection with World Press Freedom Day, the IISH wishes to call attention to Jacob Andries Brandsteder's (1887-1986) forced...
Socialist Ex Libris
An ex libris, mark of ownership in a book or manuscript, is both a sample of printing and a piece of art. As art, it is an...
Enqueste en Informacie
InleidingDe Enqueste van 1494 (.pdf, 33 Mb) en de Informacie van 1514 (.pdf, 65 Mb) zijn twee van de belangrijkste bronnen met...
Nelson Mandela and the Netherlands
Nelson Mandela, an icon of our time, spent a long career in the South African liberation movement, the African National Congress...
The Netherlands and Nelson Mandela
The greatest South African in history, a mythical symbol of reconciliation and leadership: this is how, in the eyes of Dutch...
Tributes to Nelson Mandela
Squares, bridges and more in the NetherlandsNelson Mandela Bridge, Zoetermeer (photo: Wilco van Herpen)Major squares in Amsterdam...
Nelson Mandela in the collection of the IISH
The IISH has a rich collection of archival records, documentation, photographs, audio-visual materials and campaign materials...
Photo Gallery - Nelson Mandela and The Netherlands
A photo impression of Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela, the reactions to his release in February 1990, and of...
Het theater Pim Fortuyn: scheidslijn in de Nederlandse politiek
In samenwerking met het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale GeschiedenisOnlangs verscheen het boek De jonge Fortuyn van Leonard...
Debat: Domela Nieuwenhuis, een romantisch revolutionair
Boekpresentatie en debat georganiseerd in samenwerking met Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG)Weinig...
Coen Stork en Nelson Mandela
Handgeschreven brief van Mandela1963: Mandela staat terecht in het Rivonia-proces. Coen Stork is net begonnen als economisch...
Sietse Bosgra en Nelson Mandela
Dankbare herinneringen en gemengde gevoelensSietse Bosgra (1935) heeft een indrukwekkende staat van dienst als politiek activist...
Conny Braam en Nelson Mandela
2 februari 1990 - wat een overwinning!Schrijfster Conny Braam (1948) was mede-oprichter en voorzitter van de Anti-Apartheids...
Albert van den Heuvel en Nelson Mandela
Ik zag een trotse toekomstige staatsmanAlbert H. van den Heuvel (1932), oecumenisch theoloog, was in kerkelijke kring en...
Wim Kok en Nelson Mandela
Mandela een vader voor ons allemaalVoormalig premier, PvdA-leider en FNV-voorzitter Wim Kok kent Nelson Mandela goed.Wanneer...
Karel Roskam en Nelson Mandela
Strijdliederen zingen bij procesKarel Roskam (die in 2010 op 78-jarige leeftijd is overleden) was een van de founding fathers van...
Troelstra Biografie
In 2010 is het 150 jaar geleden dat de dichter-politicus Pieter Jelles Troelstra werd geboren. Hij was de grondlegger van de...
Domela Nieuwenhuis, romantisch revolutionair
Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919), Nederlands beroemdste socialist, anarchist, 'us ferlosser'voor de Friezen, heeft...
From the CASA Choir’s photo album
From the CASA Choir’s photo album, 1990, 1994 and 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.The CASA (...
Mandela’s first visit to the Netherlands
Photos of Nelson Mandela’s first visit to the Netherlands, June 1990. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1...
Reactions to the release of Nelson Mandela
Photos of the reactions in The Netherlands to the release of Nelson Mandela , 11 and 17 February 1990. This series is part of a...
Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela
Photos of the Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela, 1976-1989. This series of photos is part of a photo gallery on...
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands on 11 and 12 March 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1....
Expositie 'Caricaturca'
Een tentoonstelling in het kader van 400 jaar handelsbetrekkingen met Turkije.Hoe leggen politiek tekenaars verslag van het...
Robert Jasper Grootveld
"Dat de twintigste eeuw niet in zijn geheel ongemerkt aan dit land voorbij is gegaan, is eigenlijk maar te danken aan één persoon...
Civil Servant in the Dutch East Indies
The IISH received the papers of Jan Petrus de Putter papers through the kind agency of his family.De Putter grew up in Zeeland-...
Anton Constandse
In September 2008 the IISH was happy to receive an important addition to its rich archive on the anarchist, Anton Constandse....
Bep Spanjer
Een omvangrijke aanvulling op het archief van Elisabeth (Bep) Fisher-Spanjer kwam in januari 2008 binnen. Geboren in Amsterdam in...
Germans expelled from the Netherlands, 1934
In February 1934, representatives of revolutionary-socialist youth organizations from all quarters of the world gathered in Laren...
Tom Küsters
Tom Küsters was born in Groesbeek in 1943. Although he died in this same town in 2008, he was deeply involved in the world...
Leo Frank, zionist
Het IISG ontving een collectie rond de sociaal-democraat en zionist Eliazer (Leo) Frank. Frank  werd geboren in Groningen 1908 in...
Christian Trade Union Film 1936
In 1936 the board of the Dutch Christian Industry and Transport Workers Union decided that it was time for a new propaganda film...
Willem van Bennekom
In the first months of 2011 the IISH acquired the papers of the Amsterdam lawyer and judge Willem van Bennekom. Born in Amsterdam...
Jacob van Slooten and Simon Vestdijk
Jacob van Slooten was an electrotechnical engineer who worked in Philips' physics laboratory in Eindhoven. He also published...
Theo van Tijn and the 4th International
Theo van Tijn (1927-1992) held the chair in economic and social history at Utrecht University from 1969 until 1992. Along with...
#55Topstukken!
Tentoonstelling: #55Topstukken! - ter gelegenheid van het 10-jarig jubileum van het Persmuseum
Umbrella and Cane
Florentinus Marinus Wibaut, leading light of the Dutch social democrat movement, is often depicted with an umbrella and walking...
Nomadic Peoples in Europe
A rich documentation on the Roma, caravan dwellers, and other nomadic groups in Europe is included in the collection given by Mrs...
Piet van Staveren
From Joop Morriën, the IISH received a small but good additional to the papers of Piet van Staveren (Rotterdam, 1925). Van...
Society for Common Ownership of Land
The IISH received an important addition to the archive of the Vereniging Gemeenschappelijk Grondbezit [Society for Common...
Reports from Buchenwald
Han (Henri) Pieck (1895-1972), a Dutch artist and communist who worked for the Soviet Union’s secret service, had been interned...
Winnaars en verliezers. Een nuchtere balans van vijfhonderd jaar immigratie
Sinds de jaren negentig zijn migratie en integratie niet meer weg te denken uit het publieke debat. De politieke polarisatie...
Tentoonstellingen HBM
Virtuele tentoonstellingen uit de collecties van het Historisch Beeldarchief Migranten.Chinatown Den HaagSelectie foto's uit de...
Migranten organisaties in Nederland
Door de tijd heen hebben migranten in Nederland duizenden organisaties opgericht om hun belangen te verdedigen, hun religieuze...
Gansch het raderwerk...
De spoorwegstakingen van 1903Onder de titel 'Gansch het raderwerk...' is in De Burcht te Amsterdam tot en met 17 augustus 2003...
Tegen rampspoed en risico
Over wat de werkplek vroeger en nu tot een gevaarlijk of veilig oord maaktIn De Burcht is tot en met 4 maart 2001 een...
Portrait of Jan van den Tempel
At the end of 2002 IISH received a very fine, valuable portrait of Minister Van den Tempel, painted by Jan Sluijters (1881-1957...
Total Objectors Archive
On 24 September 2003 the Total Objectors Archive was officially handed over to the IISH. The archive is a remarkable collection...
Simon Vinkenoog
The Dutch poet and icon of the 1960's Simon Vinkenoog (Amsterdam 1928-2009) left many traces in the IISH:Archival collection...
Slovenian and Yugoslav miners in the Netherlands
The IISH has been hosting the Historical Image Archive on Migrants on its website for several years. Sometimes this project yield...
Paul F. Sanders
Paul F. Sanders (1891-1986) was not only a musician but also a well-known Dutch journalist. He was a music critic for the...
Piet Nak as Pietro Nakaro
Recently the Institute received a small collection of documents and photographs concerning the well-known Dutch communist Piet...
Meyer Sluyser
Meyer Sluyser (1901-1973) was one of the best-known Dutch social-democratic journalists during and after the war. He was from a...
Occupation of Amsterdam University
On 17 May 1969, students occupied the administrative center of Amsterdam University called "Maagdenhuis". They demanded student...
Leerdam Glass Factory
For Dutch people the glass industry in Leerdam is very well known, but strangely enough the knowledge about the history of this...
Nienke van Hichtum
Nienke van Hichtum (1860-1939) is the pseudonym of Sjoukje Troelstra-Bokma de Boer.In 1888 she married the Frisian politician...
Works by Fré Cohen
Three lithographies, a woodcut and a number of proof prints of designs for vignettes for the magazine De Toorts (The Torch), all...
Domela Nieuwenhuis Letters
In 2000 the IISH received nearly two hundred letters that the well-known socialist and anarchist leader Ferdinand Domela...
Records of the Dutch Right
The International Institute of Social History received large parts of the records of the Centrum Partij and the Centrumdemocraten...
Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms
Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms has now transferred its film and video collection to the IISH.Since 1966 Cineclub has been producing and...
Digital Museum of Public Housing and Aedes Archive
In honour of the centennial anniversary of the Housing Act, the IISH was commissioned to compile a digital museum of public...
The Netherlands Collection Guide
Traditionally, acquisitions related to the Netherlands have included socialism and the labor movement in the 19th and 20th...
Historisch Beeldarchief Migranten
Het Historisch Beeldarchief Migranten (HBM) richt zich op het aanleggen van een representatieve beeldcollectie van de...
Afscheid van Suriname in 's Lands Hospitaal
Afscheidsfoto gemaakt in 's Lands Hospitaal (Paramaribo) in februari 1957 van de eerste door het psychiatrisch ziekenhuis...
Biografische schets van Anneke Welcker
Overgenomen uit: Op een beteren weg. Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van de arbeidersbeweging (Amsterdam, 1985) p. 8-13.
Bij de herinneringen van Annie Adama van Scheltema
Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis jrg.4 nr.11, juni 1978. Voorwoord bij Annie Adama van Scheltema-Kleefstra, Herinneringen...
Database of the archives of the Christian Trade Union Movement in the Netherlands
This database resulted from a joint effort of the Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond (CNV, Christian National Trades Union) and the...
IIAV en IISG
Het Internationaal Informatiecentrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging (IIAV) verhuist wellicht naar het pand van het IISG aan...
Kees Willemen
In het kader van het lustrum van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen organiseert de Universiteitsbibliotheek in 2009 een aantal...
Yad Vashem Medal for IISH founder
On 17 November 2008, professor Nicolaas Posthumus (1880-1960), the founder and first director of the IISH, posthumously received...
Vrouwen beste rekenaars
Vrouwen in de Lage Landen stonden vanaf de Late Middeleeuwen tot ongeveer 1800 aan de wereldtop qua rekenvaardigheid. De...
Aanbieding eerste BINT boek
Op 17 november heeft de minister van Economische Zaken Maria van der Hoeven uit handen van A. Rinnooy Kan bij de SER in Den Haag...
Scriptieprijs voor Matthias van Rossum
De J.R. Bruijn-prijs voor de beste scriptie over een maritiem-historisch onderwerp, is dit jaar gewonnen door Matthias van Rossum...
Thirsk-Feinstein Prize
Danielle van den Heuvel was awarded the Thirsk-Feinstein Dissertation Prize at the annual conference of the British Economic...
Bekende Nederlanders
Bekende Nederlanders is een selectie foto's van Ben van Meerendonk op Flickr.Famous Dutchmen is a selection of photos by Ben van...
Amsterdam in 366 dagen
Amsterdam in 366 dagen is een selectie foto's van Ben van Meerendonk op Flickr.Amsterdam in 366 days is a selection of photos by...
Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau / Ben van Meerendonk
Since 1990 the IISH holds the large photo collection of the Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau (AHF: general Dutch photo press...
Spinoza Prize for IISH researcher
Jan Luiten van Zanden is one of the winners of the NWO/Spinoza Award for 2003, as announced today by the Dutch Organization for...
The Sixties
The Sixties is the name of the exhibition at De Burcht in Amsterdam that runs from 28 October 2001 until 24 March 2002 and...
Fotoreproducties Ben van Meerendonk
Social History Shop, de webwinkel van het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG), breidt uit met foto's van de...
'Protest!' in Amsterdam
An exhibition of Dutch protest posters as of 1965 in the Amsterdam Verzetsmuseum (until 29 March 2009) chronicles the time of...
Prix de Rome 2004
The IISH collection of unidentified photos has been the inspiration for the Institute of Chance, a work of art by Mariana...
Multatuli als Emancipator
Multatulitentoonstelling in IISGDe tentoonstelling toont een selectie van brieven, boeken, brochures, tijdschriften, politieke...
Veertig jaar Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (1935-1975)
Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis jrg.1, nr.3 1975. P. 372-384
Oude stukken in een nieuw jasje
Oude stukken in een nieuw jasje. Het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, 1935 - 1990. De tekst van deze brochure...
Dutch herring
In the seventeenth century the Dutch herring fisheries in the North Sea was the largest single fishery in Europe. For centuries...
Brouwen, branden en bedienen
Bierbrouwen behoorde van oudsher tot de huishoudelijke taken van vrouwen. Sommige vrouwen brouwden meer dan ze zelf nodig hadden...
Lippische Ziegler
Im 19. Jahrhundert verließen bis zu 40% aller männlichen Erwerbstätigen in jedem Frühjahr das Fürstentum Lippe. Bis zum Herbst...
Kranen over de wal
Boekpresentatie In 1970 brak de grootste na-oorlogse haven- en metaalstaking in Rotterdam uit. Deze staking was de aanzet tot een...
Happening op het IISG
De Drijvende Tuinen van Robert Jasper Grootveld, voormalig provo en antirookmagiër, zijn op donderdag 19 april vanuit het...
Figuerola Prize 2007
The Figuerola Prize 2007 for the best paper published in 'European Review of Economic History' 2005-2006 was awarded to Jan...
ERC-grant for Marco van Leeuwen
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Investigator Grant to Marco van Leeuwen, who is a...
Hartog de Hartog Lémon
Boekpresentatie Hartog de Hartog Lémon, 1755-1813, Joodse revolutionair in de Franse tijd door Dr. Salvador Bloemgarten  Op...
Database nieuwkomers in de Utrechtse volkstelling van 1829 en 1839
De volkstellingen van 1829 en 1839Bij Koninklijk Besluit van 29 september 1828 werd bevolen tot een algemene volkstelling in het...
Database Hollandse haringvisserij 1500-1795
De hier gepubliceerde data Hollandse haringvisserij 1500-1795 (excel-bestand, 70 Kb) maken deel uit van de volgende publicatie:...
Dutch Trade Union Movement Database
This project aims to build a database in which information on all ever existing Dutch trade union organizations is brought...
Dr Rat Memorial Day
Op 29 juni 2011 vindt op het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis de Dr. Rat Memorial Day plaats met een...
An Extraordinary Bookcase
In 2010, the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, exhibited various designs by the Dutch architect Robert van 't...
Hoezo kameraden?
Bijeenkomst over Marinus van der Goes van Naters, Hilda Verwey-Jonker en Han Lammers en de cultuur van ‘de partij’.IISG, 13 maart...
Wertheim Centenary
A freelance seminar on Blind Spots and Preoccupation in Dutch and Indonesian Historiography on Decolonization that revives the...
Vijf eeuwen migratie
Lancering website98% van de Nederlanders heeft buitenlandse voorouders. In elke Nederlandse familiegeschiedenis zijn wel sporen...
Kwantitatief verenigingsonderzoek
'Over de zin en onzin van kwantitatief verenigingsonderzoek'Studiemiddag van de Werkgroep Verenigingsgeschiedenis in samenwerking...
Vakbeweging in de oorlog
Lancering website Agnes Jongerius (historica en voorzitter FNV) lanceerde de website Vakbeweging in de Oorlog.  Vakbeweging in de...
Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis
PresentatieTijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis Het nieuwe TSEG verenigt al het goede van zijn voorgangers (TvSG...
Homoseksualiteit en bezet Nederland
Studiedag Tussen 1999 en 2003 stelde het ministerie van VWS een niet onaanzienlijk bedrag beschikbaar voor historisch onderzoek...
De verleiding van het Beeld
Studiemiddag over reclame en visuele cultuur in de Lage Landen Programma (pdf)
A History of Royal Dutch Shell
On 5 July 2007, exactly 100 years after the merger which created Royal Dutch Shell, IISH research fellow Jan Luiten van Zanden...
Met de buik het brood achterna
Tentoonstelling en boekpresentatie "Met de buik het brood achterna" is een expositie, door auteur Milena Mulders samengesteld uit...
Multatuli als emancipator
Symposium, boekpresentatie en de finissage van een kleine tentoonstelling met Multatuliana uit de collecties van het Persmuseum...
Mies Campfens 1940-2010
Op 22 oktober 2010 overleed Mies Campfens. Bij de opbouw, ordening en beschrijving van de Nederlandse collecties van het IISG...
Digitaal Monument Joodse Gemeenschap in Nederland
Presentatie Website Op 27 april 2005 start het Digitaal Monument Joodse Gemeenschap in Nederland. Daarmee wordt een uniek...
1965: The Forgotten Holocaust of Indonesia
BackgroundFollowing an aborted coup attempt in October 1965, the Indonesian military organized what turned out to be one of the...
Arbeid in de Zeventiende Eeuw
Arbeid in de Zeventiende Eeuw22e Conferentie Werkgroep Zeventiende EeuwIn de zeventiende eeuw maakte de Republiek een snelle...
Landelijke Archievendag 2006
Het IISG organiseerde in samenwerking met het Persmuseum en Uitgeverij Aksant op zaterdag 14 oktober 2006 een grote verkoop van...
'Een sterke geest van vrijheid'
Boekpresentatie op 11 oktober 2000, 15.30 - 18.00Technische Universiteit, Delft Johan Willem Albarda (1877-1957) ontwikkelde zich...
Dag van de Persvrijheid 2003
Op zaterdagmiddag 3 mei 2003 werd in het IISG / Persmuseum te Amsterdam een aantal inleidingen gehouden in het kader van de Dag...
Boekenweek 2005
De stichting CPNB organiseert de boekenweek 2005 met verschillende organisaties, waaronder het IISG. Het Instituut is mede-...
Broeinest Amsterdam
Dinsdagmiddag, van 14-15 uur, kunt u luisteren naar het nieuwe radioprogramma 'Broeinest Amsterdam' over de sociale geschiedenis...
Women and Work Workshop
Women and Work in the Early Modern Period - Workshop Report  As many as 50 participants were present at the IISH workshop 'Women...
Postcolonial Immigration and Identity Formation in Europe since 1945
In 2005, KITLV, IISH and a third institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) initiated the research...
Close Encounters with the Dutch
Close Encounters with the Dutch: The North Sea as near-core region for a nascent modern world (1550-1750)In the seventeenth...
Homosexuality in the Netherlands in the 20th Century
In 2004 the Institute started three research projects into homosexuality in the Netherlands in the twentieth century.In February...
Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands
The Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands is an Internet monument dedicated to preserving the memory of all...
Women's Work in the Early Modern Period
Foreign travellers who visited the Dutch Republic in the early modern period were impressed by the remarkable prominence of Dutch...
Giving in the Golden Age
This project deals with the history of philanthropy in the Dutch Golden Age.  Dutch funding organization NWO had funded the...
Stakingen in Nederland
Ruim 16.000 stakingen en uitsluitingen in Nederland in de jaren 1372-2008 zijn nu online doorzoekbaar. De stakingsdatabase...
Reconstruction National Accounts of Holland, 1500-1800
The aim of this project is to analyse the economic development of Holland in the early modern period on the basis of a...
The Institute and Annie Adama
On 25 November 1935 the International Institute of Social History was established. Although two gentlemen are known as the...
N.W. Posthumus
Posthumus, Nicolaas Wilhelmus, who founded the International Institute of Social History, was born in Amsterdam on 26 February...
Nehemia de Lieme
Nehemia de Lieme, founder of De Centrale Arbeiders Verzekerings- en Depositobank and philanthropist of social-cultural...
A.C. Adama van Scheltema-Kleefstra
Kleefstra, Anna Catharina (known as Annie Adama van Scheltema), a librarian at the International Institute of Social History, was...
75 years IISH
The 75th Anniversary of the International Institute of Social History (founded 25 November 1935) was celebrated in 2010. It...
Memory of the IISH project
The Memory project aims to capture the knowledge about the IISH collections, starting with the knowledge of staff members who...
Women and entrepreneurship
The many travellers who visited the Dutch Republic praised them: the heroic Dutch tradeswomen. In contrast to women in the...
The Economic Consequences of the Dutch
Between 1550 and 1800 the Northern Netherlands went through a period of intense economic development. This did not leave the...
Across the North Sea
Daily life in the early modern North Sea region was largely subject to international forces. International developments like wars...
De draad in eigen handen
In De draad in eigen handen onderzoekt historica Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk de sekseverhoudingen binnen de textielnijverheid in...
Immigranten in Nederland in de eerste helft van de 19e eeuw
Immigrants in the Netherlands in the first half of the 19th century.
Waarover spraken zij?
Deze bundel vormt de neerslag van een aantal gesprekken waarin 25 hoogleraren in de economische en de daarmee verwante sociale...
Het Socialistenboek
Begin april 2008 verscheen Het Socialistenboek, een coproductie van IISG en uitgeverij Waanders. Het Socialistenboek is een...
Het Reclamearsenaal
 ... People want new, enticing, original and striking forms, an attractive drawing, a distinctive layout, a remarkable font and a...
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