New publications by Rossanna Barragan

Two new publications by Rossana Barragán

Potosí Global (Viajando con sus primeras imágenes, 1550-1650, La Paz: Plural) and Work and Workers in Latin America (Trabajo y Trabajadores en América Latina, Siglos XVI-XXI (CIS, REDLATT, 2019) .

public lecture focusing on social inequality

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

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

Climate change and growing levels of social inequality have given rise to widespread discomfort with capitalism, that – since the ideological shift in China in the late 1970s – is dominating virtually all parts of the world. The question is, whether there is an alternative to capitalism and, if not, how it should be changed?

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).

Een schitterende erfenis - ANDB

We vieren de schitterende erfenis van de ANDB

Dit jaar, op 18 november om precies te zijn, is het 125 jaar geleden dat de bond werd opgericht. We vieren het jubileum met een boek, debatten en storytellers. Tussen 29 november en 29 december opent het prachtige voormalige ANDB Vakbondsgebouw van Berlage, De Burcht in Amsterdam, haar deuren om dit jubileum met ons te vieren. Bekijk de speciaal voor dit project ontwikkelde website over de rijke geschiedenis van deze vakbond en die van de ADB. 

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.