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

Highlights

Here you will find web presentations that are intended to highlight a special collection, a particular aspect of a collection, or a new acquisition.
Wim de Wit: A Dutch engineer in the Soviet Union during the Stalin era
In spring 2016 the Institute received from de Wit’s family a useful addition of 0.25 m. to the Wim de Wit archive. Wim de...
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...
Highly Skilled German Migrants in Turkey
In Hitler’s Germany, scholars lost their jobs because they were Jewish or otherwise undesired.Turkey, on the other hand, was...
1936-1939, the Revolution Betrayed
Traduccion español: La Revolución traicionada.They were left with no other choice. Just before the end of the Spanish Civil...
Anton Pannekoek, outside-left forever
Anton Pannekoek was born in 1873 to average middle-class parents, but he became a prominent astronomer and Marxist...
Utopian Travels
Thomas More’s Utopia was published exactly five hundred years ago, in 1516, in Leuven. More had many epigones throughout...
An Old Trade Union in Sri Lanka and a Brand New One in Nepal
Nowadays, the main field in which the Institute acquires collections is labour, and its various aspects. The IISH’s...
Angelica Balabanova
For many years, Angelica Balabanova (c. 1878-1965) played a key role in the European social democrat network. In 1919 she...
Communal Landownership and Production Associations
Vereniging Gemeenschappelijk Grondbezit (GGB) [Association for Communal Land Ownership] was founded by the Dutch writer and...
In Memoriam : the February Strike
On 25 February 2017 the seventy-sixth anniversary of the February Strike will be commemorated in front of the synagogue and...

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