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Scholars at the Round Table

The Making of a Periphery - round table discussion

  • round table discussion
  • 31 October 2019
  • 15 h - 17h, drinks afterwards
  • IISH, Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

Debate on a number of themes broached by our researcher Ulbe Bosma in his recently published monograph The Making of a Periphery: How Island Southeast Asia Became a Mass Exporter of Labor. The round table will be organized by the International Review of Social History, which plans to publish the contributions of the panelists. 

public lecture focusing on social inequality

Social inequality: what's got work to do with it?

  • lecture/debate
  • 21 November, 20.00 hrs., IISH
  • drinks afterwards 

Since the publication of Piketty’s Capital in the twenty-first century in 2014 social inequality has become the talk of the town. Although the field as such is not new, with the ongoing process of globalisation and the rise of populist political movements,  the topic has gained urgency.

Denis Volkov

NWO visitor travel grant for Denis Volkov

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) awarded the Visitor Travel Grant to the project presented by Prof. Touraj Atabaki. The Travel Grant enables Dr Denis Volkov (Russian National Research University Higher School of Economics) to join a new research project at the International Institute of Social History on the Soviet refugees across the southern borders of the Soviet Union during the interwar period (1918-1939).

Chinese ambassador and staff visit IISH

Chinese ambassador visits IISH

On Monday September 9th, the Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. XU Hong, and part of his staff, visited our institute. 

The Making of a Periphery - Ulbe Bosma

New book by Ulbe Bosma: The Making of a Periphery

In his new book The Making of a Periphery, IISH senior researcher Ulbe Bosma draws on new archival sources from the colonial period to the present to demonstrate how high demographic growth and a long history of bonded labor relegated Southeast Asia to the margins of the global economy.

NWO Open Competitie

NWO grant for Leo Lucassen en Manon van der Heijden

Prof. Manon van der Heijden (University of Leiden) & Prof. Leo Lucassen (IISH) learned last week that NWO decided to fund their project Tolerant migrant cities? The case of Holland 1600-1900 in the NWO Open Competition - SGW. Of the 41 grants, a total of 13 projects fall within the Humanities. Three projects went to the KNAW Humanities Cluster.

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.