Gezicht op de koffieplantage Leeverpoel in Suriname, anoniem, ca. 1700 - ca. 1800, Collectie Rijksmuseum

Research IISH shows large scale involvement in slavery predecessors ABN AMRO

Today, the research report The slavery history of historical predecessors of ABN AMRO. An investigation into Hope & Co. and R. Mees & Zoonen was published. Authors of the report are Dr. Pepijn Brandon and Dr. Gerhard de Kok. It is the result of historical research commissioned by ABN AMRO and conducted by the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam.

Peyman Jafari

Peyman Jafari receives VENI grant to research global oil frontiers

Great news! Dr. Peyman Jafari, affiliated with the International Institute of Social history and Princeton University, has been awarded a VENI grant of 280.000 euro by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for his project Oil Frontiers in the British and Dutch Empires: Land, Labour and Environment in the Making of an Imperial Oil Regime, 1890-1940.

Open Archief

Open Archive selects new artists for third edition

Via an open call, artists Alice Wong & Simo Tse, Remco Torenbosch and Daria Kiseleva have been selected for the Open Archive 3.0 project. Open Archive focuses on the creative reuse of archival materials. The participants will use the open digital collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Sound and Vision and the International Institute of Social History to create a new media work in which artistic research and the creative process are central.

Ben Mouwes

Andreaspenning voor HSN-vrijwilliger Ben Mouwes

HSN-vrijwilliger Ben Mouwes heeft zondag 27 maart de Andreaspenning ontvangen uit handen van Micha Mos, lid van het dagelijks bestuur van het stadsdeel Centrum. Hij ontving de onderscheiding voor zijn grote inzet voor de speeltuinvereniging De Waag, die 100 jaar bestaat. De Andreaspenning wordt toegekend aan personen die grote prestaties hebben verricht op sociaal, cultureel, maatschappelijk of economisch gebied voor Amsterdam, en aan personen die zich minimaal tien jaar als vrijwilliger voor een maatschappelijk doel hebben ingezet.

Farman Farmaian fellowship

Prince Dr Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Fellowships

With the generous support of the Farman-Farmaian Family, the IISH launches a new edition of the fellowship programme named the Prince Dr Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Fellowships for scholars who wish to use its collections for the study of social and economic history of 18th - 20th century Iran, whether from a regional, national, or comparative and transnational perspective.

ESSHC 2023

ESSHC 2023 call for papers

We have decided, after much consideration and in consultation with the Advisory Board and the network chairs, to postpone the congress for a year to 2023.

Open archief

Open Call: Open Archive 3.0

Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the International Institute of Social History (IISH) are offering three media makers a six-month residency.

With anarchist eyes

With anarchist eyes: Margaret Michaelis and Kati Horna in the Spanish Civil War

Photo exhibit at the Public Library OBA Oosterdok - Fourth floor.
14 December 2021 - 30 January 2022. Free entry. 
Información en español aquí

Just before the end of the Spanish Civil War in April 1939, the anarchists of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) and the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI) managed to safeguard their archives by sending them to the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam.