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

Women’s labour

Repentant Prostitutes
Christian society in the Middle Ages conceded that prostitutes provided outlets to curb sexual misdeeds such as fornication and...
Paid Holiday for Nurses
Until the twentieth century, paid holidays were rare for manual workers, as nurses were then considered. In July 1864, 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...
'Black Girls'
Afro-Surinamese women can be considered as the corner stone of Dutch society when it comes to caring for elderly and sick people...
Meeting Point
Female migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia staged a flash mob demonstration in Taipei Railway Station, Taiwan,...
Female Auxiliaries
The French army's official female auxiliaries, known as cantinières, lived, traveled and fought with their combat units on...
Washerwomen
Before it was mechanised, washing was one of the most terrible jobs done by women. The washerwomen spent practically their entire...
Irish Women Workers Union
The Irish Women Workers Union was launched on 5 September 1911 for women, 'whatever you are or wherever you work'. Women workers...
Monthly Leave
The Labour Standards Law was enacted on 7 April 1947 under Allied Occupation of Japan. According to its first article, it...
Great Social Evil
On 17 September 1877 the first international congress of the International Abolitionist Federation took place in Geneva. The...
True Housewife
On 16 February 1655, Wendela Bicker married the Dutch elder statesman Johan de Witt. Wendela built up the reputation of being a...
Handloom Weaver Elizabeth Peter Convicted
Coarse linen was spun and woven by female country workers in Forfarshire, Scotland, during the 19th century. This became a fast-...
"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...
Women at Work Collection Guide
This Women at Work Collection Guide provides information about the history of working women worldwide. Women worked throughout...
Lecture by Malin Nilsson
Lecture: 'Female Labour Force Participation in Early 20th Century Sweden' by Malin NilssonAanvang: 15.00
Thirsk-Feinstein Prize
Danielle van den Heuvel was awarded the Thirsk-Feinstein Dissertation Prize at the annual conference of the British Economic...
The Economic Position of Women in Asia
Contents1. Introduction2. Female Labour Participation2.1 Female Participation Rates2.2 Determinants of Female Labour Force...
Brouwen, branden en bedienen
Bierbrouwen behoorde van oudsher tot de huishoudelijke taken van vrouwen. Sommige vrouwen brouwden meer dan ze zelf nodig hadden...
Women's Work
Contents1. Introduction2. Peninsular Malaya in the Nineteenth Century3. The Household and the Division of Labour4. Colonialism...
Vrouwen en de geboorte van het kapitalisme in West-Europa
Boekpresentatie Op 20 november 2006 is 'Vrouwen en de geboorte van het kapitalisme in West-Europa door de auteurs Tine de Moor en...
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...
Maternalism Reconsidered
Mothers' rights constitute an essential element in gendered histories of welfare states. Often maternity benefits are juxtaposed...
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...
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...
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...
Transnational Domestication.
Transnational Domestication. State Power and Indonesian Migrant Women in Saudi Arabia.
From Erosion Control to Food Crisis Management
From Erosion Control to Food Crisis Management - Changing gender divisions of labor in a Philippine upland village.
Women and entrepreneurship
The many travellers who visited the Dutch Republic praised them: the heroic Dutch tradeswomen. In contrast to women in the...
De draad in eigen handen
In De draad in eigen handen onderzoekt historica Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk de sekseverhoudingen binnen de textielnijverheid in...
Subscribe to Women’s labour