IISH TEMPORARILY CLOSED:Following the national policy concerning the coronavirus, IISH will be closed to the public from Monday 16 March until 6 April 2020.
IISG TIJDELIJK GESLOTEN: In lijn met het landelijke beleid mbt het coronavirus is het IISG gesloten voor het publiek van maandag 16 maart tot en met 6 april 2020.
Traditionally, acquisitions related to the Netherlands have included socialism and the labor movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since the 1970s, the social movement has expanded to include environmental issues, human rights, squatters, and similar subjects. The legacy of these new social movements can be found at the IISH as well.
In well-informed circles, Max Nettlau was known as the 'Herodotus of Anarchy', the first and greatest historian of the anarchist movement. The name of the International Institute of Social History (1935) very nearly was the Max Nettlau Institute.
He was the son of Nicolaas Wilhelmus Posthumus, a geography teacher and three-year HBS [secondary school] headmaster, and Huibertje IJzerman. On 20 July 1908 he married Dorothea Maria van Loon, with whom he had a daughter and a son. This marriage ended in divorce on 1 August 1928.
In 1914, Nicolaas W. Posthumus (1880-1960), one of the pioneers of modern economic history in the Netherlands, set up the Netherlands Economic History Archive (NEHA), the first in a series of scholarly institutions that he initiated.
Fighting, that is what he did Will Thorne, not just to survive but also during his work as union man. This book, one of the first real autobiographies from the perspective of someone belonging to the working class, describe the life and works of Will Thorne.