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

Today in Labour History

20 February 2007
India 1997, foto Ravi Agarwal

World Day of Social Justice

Since 2007, the United Nations celebrate the International Day of Social Justice on February 20. The day focuses on a world where social INjustice and major differences between rich and poor are the order of the day. In such a world, it is important that an archival institution exists, that documents the situation of the oppressed groups and social movements and keeps their history. All these collections together form the object of scientific research. Together with digital databases, such as Clio-Infra, a collection of databases that maps social inequality worldwide, they are the source for the IISH research. This research focuses on social and economic developments in the world since 1500. More about IISH Research

More info: UN Website

Past week

19 February 1997

18 February 1908

Working on a Berry Farm, California 1910
17 February 1887

A Statue for King Gorilla, cartoon (1893)
16 February 1655

Wendela Bicker, 1659
15 February 1493

14 February 1915

Bambara Soldiers