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

ERC consolidator grant for Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros to historian prof. dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (IISH Honorary Fellow) to study the role of household labour and consumption in the relocation of textile production across the world since ca 1750.

The Consolidator Grant will allow Van Nederveen Meerkerk to set up her own team of researchers for a five-year period (2018-2023) for the project , Race to the bottom? She will use, and link together, a large body of different data, such as wage data, trade data, and household budgets, but also more qualitative material such as ethnographic studies, travel accounts and reports found in national, colonial and regional archives.



4 December 2017