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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.

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. 

Bedrijfsbezetting

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.