On the Waterfront 37

12 February 2020 - 11:31

On the Waterfront is the semi-annual magazine of the IISH. This is issue 37 (2019)

On the Waterfront : newsletter from the Friends of the IISH
Authors: Bouwe Hijma, Huub Sanders, Eric de Ruijter
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Year: 2018 / Issue: 37 / Format: 16 pp.

Including lectures by Rudolf de Jong and Roel Janssen.


The definitive assessment by the evaluation committee announced in the previous issue has arrived and is good news: Our scholarship has been rated as ‘excellent’ and the work on the collections as ‘very good.’ The committee has recommended that we make better use of opportunities for public outreach and achieving social impact. The iish greatly looks forward to following this advice! On 25 September Marcel van der Linden had his farewell celebration at the iish at a lively gathering. In his concluding remarks Marcel mentioned important courses for future research. One topic that interested him was ‘un- and underemployment.’ That afternoon he was presented with a Festschrift edited by Ulbe Bosma and Karin Hofmeester. The volume is available to the public in open access at: https://brill.com/view/title/39412 .
On 11 October Peyman Jafari took his phd in Leiden University for the thesis Oil, Labour and Revolution in Iran. This marked the fourth phd completed in this series, supervised by iish friend Touraj Atabaki. An impressive achievement, especially by Peyman and also by Touraj.
Sadly, iish-friend Bert Altena has passed away. From his years as a student through after his retirement, he was an omnipresent and appealing personality in and around the iish. A brief obituary appears at: https://socialhistory.org/nl/news/
Good news for collections included the allocation of € 101,328 by Metamorfoze toward digitizing a collection of archives from Dutch alternative movements in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, such as temperance advocates, anti-militarists and neo-Malthusians. Equally encouraging was the news that Groen Links will be entrusting its archive from the period 2000-2012 and is making available € 40,737 toward compiling an inventory. Finally, the iish paid tribute to the History
Month with the Festival of the Uprising. On Saturday 13 October many participated in a varied programme at our  Cruquiusweg premises. It was an impressive public outreach, as we will see more often.

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