About

The IISH is a unique institute, serving science and society on a global scale. At an international level, we generate and offer reliable information and insights about the (long-term) origins, effects and consequences of social inequality.

To promote this, we form an international hub for social historians worldwide. We offer and produce historical sources and data, facilitate social-history research and collaborate internationally in ground breaking research projects.

Moreover, by preserving the heritage of often oppressed social movements, the Institute serves the quality of the world's memory. With our work we hope to contribute to a vibrant civil society.

History
Established in 1935, the IISH is one of the world's leading research institutes on social history. Since 1979 the IISH has been an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The collections, some of which concern politically sensitive materials, are the property of or have been issued on standing loan to the independent IISH Foundation.

IISH Building | Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

Jobs

See available internships and jobs at the IISH

Jobs

Annual Reports

The IISH has made annual reports since 1936. Except for the period 1940-1945. The annual reports since 2000 are available through this page.

Annual Reports
IISH staff | Collage | Photo's by Martin van Welzen

Staff

The Institute has about 140 staff members. The staff is employed by the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences or the IISH Foundation. Staff members can be found on the Staff page.

Staff
IISH Friends | 2017 Friends Meeting

Friends

The International Institute of Social History is supported by a large group of friends. A colorful troupe of former colleagues, scientists and people with a passion for history who all have a strong connection with our institute. 

Friends
History of the IISH | Rebels with a cause

History

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) was officially established on 25 November 1935, but its history goes back to the 1920s. Read more about the history of the IISH

History
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Contact

You can contact the IISH through the contact form. Here you can ask questions about the IISH, NEHA, their activities and collections.

Contact