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Lecture: Labour-Intensive industrialization: a concept too many? By Peer Vries
Labour-intensive industrialization: a concept too many?Peer Vries is currently writing a book on Japan and the Great Divergence,...
CFP: Commodity Frontiers and Global Capitalist Expansion
Commodity Frontiers and Global Capitalist Expansion: Social, Ecological and Resource Policy Implications4th International...
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...
Lecture: Political and Economic Development in Contemporary Iran
17.00 pmSadighi 8th Annual Lecture (Sadighi Research Fund)By Professor Mehrdad Vahabi, University of Paris VIIIWhat is the impact...
Lecture: "Spinning the Industrial Revolution''
On March 7th Jane Humphries will give a lecture: "Spinning the Industrial Revolution".The prevailing explanation for why the...
Call for Papers "Fifth International Conference on Iran’s Economy (2018)"
The International Iranian Economic AssociationCALL FOR PAPERSFifth International Conference on Iran’s Economy (2018)International...
Lecture: Emancipation of Consumers in the Low Countries
On February 7th Joost Jonker, will give a lecture on: 'From hapless victims of desire to responsibly choosing citizens. The...
Publieksbijeenkomst: Minder is het nieuwe Meer
19.30 uur.Terwijl technologie banen vervangt blijven we evenveel werken. Zouden we niet gelukkiger en efficiënter kunnen worden...
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...
Publieksavond Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam: de gig economie
Wordt Nederland kampioen kruimelbanen en wat betekent dit voor onze arbeidsmarkt?De ‘gig economie’ ofwel de platformeconomie, de...
New Researcher: Joost Jonker
From October 1, Joost Jonker has been working as a senior researcher at the NEHA / IISH. Together with Oscar Gelderblom (UU) he...
Lecture Bas van Bavel
On October 4th Bas van Bavel, Utrecht University,  will give a lecture on: 'The Emergence and Decline of Market Economies...
Workshop: Self-Employment in Historical Perspective
Thursday, December 15, 201612:00 Lunch & welcome13:00 Karin Hofmeester (International Institute of Social History) 'The...
Economic Turn in de Joodse Geschiedenis
Symposium: Handel, diamanten, leer en films. De 'economic turn' in de joodse geschiedenis.De 'economic turn' is een belangrijke...
Spui25: What's new? Flexibilisering op de arbeidsmarkt
Tijd: 20:00 uur tot ca. 21:30 uurHet fenomeen van flexibilisering op de arbeidsmarkt is niet zo nieuw als de kranten doen geloven...
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...
'Global Capitalism and Commodity Frontiers: A research Agenda'
The workshop is organized in collaboration with Ghent University, Research Group Communities-Comparisons-Connections Harvard...
China Historical Data at the IISH
Our aimFor a long time now, there has been a real lack of historical data on the economy and society of China. Recently, some...
Colony of Suriname Mapped Out
Each year, on behalf of the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, the colonial authorities in Suriname prepared a report on the ‘state...
Book Launch Roger Knight's: 'Sugar, Steam and Steel'
Recently, Roger Knight’s Sugar, Steam and Steel: The Industrial Project in Colonial Java, 1830-1885 appeared. This book brings...
Studiemiddag NEHA
De studiemiddag van het Nederlandsch-Economisch-Historisch Archief (NEHA) vindt plaats op dinsdag 9 juni 2015 van 14.00 uur tot...
PhD with Distinction
In his thesis Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence, which IISH –UU PhD student Pim de Zwart defended on...
ERC Grant for Bas van Leeuwen
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Starting Grant of circa 1.4 million euros to Dr Bas van Leeuwen (Economic...
Tulip Mania
The Tulip Book contains 122 pictures of tulips, made by Jacob Isaacsz of Swanenburch, Leiden citizen (1571-1638, in the 1620s...
Economic Cooperation
French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman proposed to create a supranational community of states in Europe on 9 May 1950. The '...
Modern Chinese Banking
The first modern Chinese bank, the Imperial Bank of China (IBC), opened for business in Shanghai on 27 May 1897. Its birth was...
Mirror Makers
In October 1665 the French Minister of Finance to Louis XIV attracted some Venetian glassworkers to Paris to set up the...
Business as Usual
In the professions of druggist, pharmacist, and perfumer, medieval Jews were represented out of all proportion to their number....
'Coins, Currencies and Credit Instruments'
'Coins, Currencies and Credit Instruments. Media of Exchange in Economic and Social History' is a special issue of Tijdschrift...
OECD Report How was Life?
The OECD report How was Life? Global Well-Being Since 1820 was published in October 2014.This report, the product of...
Silver, paper money and trust in historical perspective.
Coins, currency and crisis from c. 2000 BC – c. AD 2000: Silver, paper money and trust in historical perspective.International...
Pierson Medal for Jan Luiten van Zanden
Prof Dr. Jan Luiten van Zanden (UU) will be awarded the Pierson Medal. On October 17th the foundation Mr. N.G. Pierson, in...
Lecture: David Harvey on Marx
The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to...
Highlights from 100 years NEHA
In April 1914 the Nederlandsch Economisch- Historisch Archief (NEHA) was founded. 100 years after its foundation, NEHA is an...
Sewing Machine Generates Millionaire
Elias Howe, a mechanic born in 1819, patented the first American sewing machine in 1846. Initially Howe's machine did not sell...
Liquidation of Unemployment
On October 20, 1930, the Central Committee of the CPSU officially announced 'the full liquidation of unemployment in the Soviet...
Polder Model
In the 1980s, official unions, employers and politicians regarded pay rises as potentially dangerous for the Dutch economy. On 24...
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...
Routes into the Abyss
Examining the 1930s and the different reactions to the crisis, this volume offers a global comparative perspective that includes...
Asian versus Caribbean Sugar
'The Sugar Plantation in India and Indonesia; Industrial Production, 1770–2010', the latest book of IISH staff member and...
Wage Labour
Currency patterns may tell us something about the spread of wage payments and wage labour in specific societies in history....
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...
Mismanagement in British Mining
The Kashnor collection at the IISH is named after the London book antiquarians who sold their collection to the Institute in 1937...
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...
Flemish Fortifications
In the past, as today, the government always needed money. One of the ways to save was to call for public contracts to perform...
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...
Strange Money
Copper coins of unknown origin infiltrate France in 1780. The public at the marketplace and in shops is aggressively forced to...
Banco di S. Spirito
The Banco di S. Spirito in Rome issued paper money of various denominations on 7 January 1786. The banknotes bear the seal of...
Wages and Currency
Visualizing Wage PaymentsIn Wages and Currency. Global Comparisons from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century, an interdisciplinary...
Mercantile Networks in the Asian Maritime World since 1750
Conference hosted by the International Institute of Social History(IISH), the Netherlands Economic Historical Archive (NEHA) and...
Workshop: The Global and Long-term Development of Real Wages
Workshop: The Global and Long-term Development of Real Wages: Methods, Problems and PossibilitiesReal wages are a critical...
Economic Crisis 1637-2009
Imaginary money, fictitious valuables, stock jobbingBankers and speculators are considered immoral'Ordinary' people and tax...
NEHA studiemiddag
De Universiteit Utrecht, het N.W. Posthumus Instituut en het Nederlandsch Economisch-Historisch Archief (NEHA) hebben het...
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...
SEPHIS
The South-South Exchange Proramme for Research on the History o|f Development (SEPHIS) is an independent research programme under...
Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry
As the world's most important source of energy, the Middle East has emerged as the key to the stability of global economy. With...
Research Funds Granted
The research project 'Plants, People & Work: the Social History of Cash Crops in Asia' received a 500,000 euro grant from the...
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...
Thirsk-Feinstein Prize
Danielle van den Heuvel was awarded the Thirsk-Feinstein Dissertation Prize at the annual conference of the British Economic...
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...
Dutch herring
In the seventeenth century the Dutch herring fisheries in the North Sea was the largest single fishery in Europe. For centuries...
The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers
This impressive collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350...
Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded a grant of € 530.000 to launch a grand project on the social...
Figuerola Prize 2007
The Figuerola Prize 2007 for the best paper published in 'European Review of Economic History' 2005-2006 was awarded to Jan...
Database Hollandse haringvisserij 1500-1795
De hier gepubliceerde data Hollandse haringvisserij 1500-1795 (excel-bestand, 70 Kb) maken deel uit van de volgende publicatie:...
Routes into Abyss?
Symposium on the occasion of the of the inauguration of the Victor Adler Gedenkraum in Vienna Routes into Abyss? Vor dem Abgrund...
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...
Maddison Memorial Conference
More about the Maddison Project: Program Session One: Measuring comparative performance in historical perspective(chair: Herman...
Social History of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry (1908 - 2008)
A Social History of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry is a research project at the International Institute of Social History (...
Local forms of production as resistance against global domination: anti-commodities
An international workshop aiming to focus on responses to global commodity production both in terms of resisting or adapting to...
Abolition of the Slave Trade
The colloquium focused on the long-term consequences of the British abolition of the Atlantic slave trade (1807-8). The...
Boekenweek 2005
De stichting CPNB organiseert de boekenweek 2005 met verschillende organisaties, waaronder het IISG. Het Instituut is mede-...
Sugarlandia - Re-Thinking Sugar Colony in the Asia-Pacific Region in a Global Context
Program and ParticipantsRoger Knight: Sugarlandia. Re-Thinking the Sugar Colony in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1850-1940 (Workshop's...
Navigating the Northern Seas
Programme and Participants Session I : Navigating Zeeland and the Sont- Arne Van Eessen (UGent): The Nine Years Privateering War...
Family and Household in Urban East and Southeast Europe
BackgroundThe family and household in East and Southeast Europe has increasingly been an object of anthropological and historical...
Gender and Work in the Early Modern Northern European World
Comparing various parts of early modern Europe, one is immediately struck by the fact that some countries developed capitalism...
Economic Growth and Institutional Change in Indonesia in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Background and aimThe `First Conference on Indonesia's Modern Economic History, 1815-1990' was held at the Indonesian Academy of...
Wages and Currency: Global and Historical Comparisons
Convenors: International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam and National Collection of Coins and Medals (KPK:...
The Napoleonic Continental System
Since 2004, several exciting interdisciplinary conferences on the Napoleonic Empire have re-conceptualized the Napoleonic era as...
Work, Income and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900-2000
Taking the household or the family as the central unit of analysis the project studies income earning strategies of the non-...
Global History of Textile Workers
Global History of Textile Workers: A global and comparative history of textile workers 1650-2000.In the first phase of the...
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...
Global History of Shipbuilding Labour
The project In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and ship repair workers: a global labour history (1950-2010) intends to study...
Indonesian Economic Development 1800-2000
This project is a concerted effort of several researchers at different universities and research institutions. The aim of the...
Reconstruction of the National Accounts of Indonesia 1900-2000
This project is a part of a wider research project entitled 'Strategies of Economic Development in the Twentieth Century: Europe...
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 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...
Alternative Exchanges
Exchanges have always had more than economic significance: values circulate and encounters become institutionalized. This volume...
Experiencing wages
When discussing wages, historians have traditionally concentrated on the level of wages, much less on how people were paid for...
Miners and the State in the Ottoman Empire
The story of the miners of Zonguldak presents a particularly graphic local lens through which to examine questions that have been...
Sugarlandia Revisited
Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world’s prime resource. From the...
Wages and Currency
The basic hypothesis of this volume is that currency patterns may tell us something about the spread of wage payments in specific...
Waarover spraken zij?
Deze bundel vormt de neerslag van een aantal gesprekken waarin 25 hoogleraren in de economische en de daarmee verwante sociale...
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