IISH Annual Report 2018
The 2018 IISH annual report
The year 2018 was dominated by the evaluation of the Institute, but also was a year in which the institute took an important steps in reaching out to society through various projects, such as the launch of the book Vijf Eeuwen Migratie and the pesentation of the book Precaire Polder. Furthermore important research grants were acquired.
How good is the IISH, and what is its role in the Dutch academic system? In 2018 those questions were put to two evaluation commissions. In March the institute was assessed according to the Standard Evaluation Protocol for Dutch universities and research institutes, as is procedure once every six years. The conclusion was unambiguously positive: research quality is excellent, and collection management is coherent and well organized. The inherent social value of the collections and the research programme is enormous. IISH staff appeared highly motivated and satisfied to the commission.