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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. 

Leo Lucassen and Marien van der Heijden received the company. After an introduction about past, present and future of the institute, exchange of gifts, a cup of tea and an extensive tour followed. We showed them some unique documents from the Marx-Engels collection.

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.

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.