De Waal in actie

Lodewijk de Waal tapes

  • Oral History project
  • Three interviews with Lodewijk de Waal

Lodewijk de Waal (Rotterdam 1950) was chairman of the trade union FNV from 1997 to 2005.

Journalist Leonard Ornstein (VPRO) and IISH researcher Dennie Oude Nijhuis spoke with him about his time as leader of the FNV. Of course about his vision of the movement in that period. But they also asked him about more recent developments. Once again, this yielded wonderful material is included in the IISH collection and made available to researchers and anyone interested via the website. Interviews are in Dutch.

Volkskrant IISG Scriptieprijs 2019

Doe mee aan de Volkskrant-IISG Scriptieprijs 2019

De Volkskrant en het IISG gaan ook dit jaar weer op zoek naar excellente scripties over een historisch onderwerp. Ook studenten van andere studies dan geschiedenis, zijn van harte uitgenodigd mee te dingen naar de prijs. Het IISG stelt € 1.500 beschikbaar  voor de winnende scriptie.De Volkskrant plaatst een interview met de winnaar.

De prijsuitreiking is op woensdag 11 december 2019. 


Less strikes in 2018

Every year around this time, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) publishes the number of strikes of the year before. 'In 2018, 28 times, in 2017 it was 32 times. There were about 67 thousand days of work lost less than a year earlier.' So we can read on the website of the institute.The number of strikes fell, while the number of strikers and suspended days was lower.

The IISH has an overview of the strikes that have taken place since 1372 Also for 2018, this unique historical series has been updated by IISH researcher Sjaak van der Velden. He promoted on the development of strikes in the Netherlands.

IPres 2019

iPRES 2019 Open Call - The Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off

iPres 2019 is seeking submissions from software developers and vendors who would like to nominate software for the workflow-specific software category of the Great Digital Preservation Bake-Off, to be held as part of the iPRES 2019 conference at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam on 16 – 20 September. 

The Global History of Work: Critical Readings

The Global History of Work: Critical Readings

The Global History of Work: Critical Readings provides an extensive reference collection which is essential for all students and scholars needing to gain a critical understanding of work and the history of work.

By Marcel van der Linden. (ed.)

IISH News | Educatie

Beladen onderwerpen in de klas: wat heeft de wetenschap u te bieden?

On January 17, 2019, the IISH organized an afternoon for teachers about Dutch slavery history and colonial history. Topics that can cause turmoil in the classroom. At the same time, science does not stand still. What can scientists and teachers do to make these topics negotiable?