Denis Volkov

NWO visitor travel grant for Denis Volkov

2 October 2019 10:28

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

10 September 2019 13:47

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.

De Kolonieman van Angelie Sens

Boekpresentatie De Kolonieman

3 September 2019 08:46
  • Boekpresentatie
  • 2 oktober 2019, aanvang 16.00 uur

Met plezier nodigen wij u uit voor de feestelijke presentatie van het boek De Kolonieman, de biografie die Angelie Sens schreef over Johannes van den Bosch.

The Making of a Periphery - Ulbe Bosma

New book by Ulbe Bosma: The Making of a Periphery

28 August 2019 11:12

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.

La División Ascaso en las trincheras del Frente de Aragón

El País writes about Kati Horna photographs at IISH

22 August 2019 10:00

Our colleague, Spanish historian Almudena Rubio, located probably the largest known collection of Austrian born photographer Margaret Michaelis (1902-1985) which were unknown so far. The Spanish newspaper El Pais published out an interesting article about this extraordinary find (7-June- 2020).

NWO Open Competitie

NWO grant for Leo Lucassen en Manon van der Heijden

22 July 2019 15:22

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

23 May 2019 11:34
  • 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.