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"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...
Publieksavond Onzichtbare Arbeid
20:uur, kleine zaalHoe kunnen we beter omgaan met illegaal werk, ongedocumenteerde arbeidsmigranten en uitbuiting?De...
Rescuing the Vulnerable
n many ways, the European welfare state constituted a response to the new forms of social fracture and economic turbulence that...
TSEG Special Issue on 'Great Divergence'
The latest special issue of TSEG is devoted to Peer Vries's Escaping Poverty. The Origins of Modern Economic Growth (2013). In...
Report on 'The Social Question in Global Perspective' workshop
On November 17-18 the workshop 'The Social Question in Global Perspective' was held organized by the Amsterdam Institute of...
Rascals from Naples
'Naples, December 1765. The populousness of Naples is so remarkable that a stranger, the first time he passes through some parts...
Pastoral Concern for Peasants
The Conference of Latin American Bishops at Medellín, Colombia stated on 6 September 1968: 'There are many studies of the Latin...
A Widow's Survival Strategy
Clarinna Stringer, a widow with four children living in Carlton, Australia, was starving. She was refused relief by the local...
Poorly Clothed
'I am very bad in my bed Cloths which you know is very bad this weather and... I have no Shoes to Come in I assure you with all...
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...
Debat: Waarom is Afrika armer dan de rest van de wereld?
Debat in samenwerking met Spui 25 (amsterdam).Afrika wordt door velen gezien als ‘het verloren continent’. Straatarm en niet in...
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...
Almshouses in Europe
The conference Almshouses in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the Present - Comparisons and Peculiarities will take place in...
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...
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