Talented interns for the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000 - IISG-KNAW - Amsterdam

09 July 2021 - 11:34

The International Institute of Social History is looking for talented interns for the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000
The Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations’s goal is to chart global developments in labour relations since 1500. The Collaboratory has developed an extensive taxonomy with which all labour relations, from work for the household to slave labour, can be classified. Based on this taxonomy, the Collaboratory strives to collect data about labour relations for as many countries as possible in the reference years 1500, 1650, 1800, 1900 and 2000. For more information, see https://datasets.iisg.amsterdam/dataverse/labourrelations

Function description

  • The most important task is creating and publicizing a dataset with data regarding labour relations in the United Kingdom and/or France.
  • After a brief period of research into the history of labour in the United Kingdom and/or France, sources will be selected with help and advice from the internship supervisors; reference years will  be chosen and datasets of labour relations will be constructed.
  • The internship will take place under supervision from prof. dr. Karin Hofmeester and Daan Jansen, BA.


  • Currently enrolled in a History or Social Sciences master’s programme
  • Excellent English reading and writing skills
  • In case of research into France, sufficient French reading comprehension
  • Experience in work with databases will be considered an advantage
  • Some aptitude in working with numbers


The internship carries a € 250, - per month trainee allowance at full time work. The internship will run for a duration of 4 months. Compensation for the commute between home and work is possible.

International Institute of Social History (IISG-KNAW)

The International Institute of Social History (IISG-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. IISG is one of the most prestigious social history research institutes worldwide. It examines how work and labour relations have developed globally over time. To support its research, it collects archives and data from all over the world. The relationship between its research and its data and archive collections contributes substantially to the institute’s unique nature.

For further information, direct your questions to prof. dr. Karin Hofmeester via email kho@iisg.nl and to Daan Jansen via email daan.jansen@iisg.nl.
Deadline for applications is August 13th.

Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

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