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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) .

Potosí Global (Viajando con sus primeras imágenes, 1550-1650, La Paz: Plural) is a journey along the descriptions and depictions of Potosí and the connections entangled through them between Seville, Antwerp, Frankfurt and Constantinople. 

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.