On the Waterfront 41

22 February 2021 - 21:39

On the Waterfront is the semi-annual magazine of the IISH. This is issue 41 (2021).

The Covid-10 pandemic, which has kept the world under siege for about a year now, has had serious consequences for the IISH, just as for everything and everyone else.

From 17 March 2020, the building at Cruquiusweg had to shut down entirely, for visitors as well as staff. The first lockdown kept the IISH closed until June, when we entered a stage of gradual reopening. Staff were able to return to the office premises cautiously and at their discretion, and limited numbers of visitors were admitted to the reading room by appointment. From September, even somewhat larger gatherings seemed possible.

That hope proved short-lived when, late September, the second lockdown became inevitable and most restrictions that had been eased had to be reinstated. Like most other public buildings, businesses, and services, the Institute will now again remain closed until at least early March.

On the Waterfront 41