Research Projects

The IISH conducts research in Project Clusters.

  • Global Developments
  • Individual Strategies
  • Collective Strategies
  • Data Projects


This is an overview of all Research Projects within the four clusters.

IISH Research | Lippische Ziegler | Lippe Brickmakers | Photo in IISH-collection

Research Projects

Op de werkvloer in Oss

Between solidarity and fragementation

Between solidarity and fragmentation. An analysis of the consequences of and reactions to changing labour relations by the shop-floor and trade union movement in the Netherlands, 1970-2020

PhD Researcher: Rosa Kösters MA 
Thesis advisor and project leader: Dr Matthias van Rossum
Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr Leo Lucassen

In the project Between solidarity and fragmentation the consequences are examined of the transformation of work in the Netherlands for shop-floor relations and its effects on how workers organize.

La División Ascaso en las trincheras del Frente de Aragón

Margaret Michaelis and Kati Horna: Female CNT-FAI Photographers during the Spanish Civil War

Para la versión en castellano, link al final de este texto.

Project leader: Almudena Rubio
Project: Research, Photobook and International Exhibition

Margaret Michaelis (Dziedzice, 1902 - Melbourne, 1985) and Kati Horna (Budapest, 1912 - Mexico, 2000) were two Jewish immigrant photographers who put their cameras at the service of the social revolution launched by the anarchists and anarcho-syndicalists of the CNT-FAI during the Spanish Civil War. Despite what has been understood in the past, their photographs from the war did not fall into the hands of Franco´s regime, disappear into the ruins or perish during the bombings. They were where they belonged, in the files of the offices where the photographers worked: the Foreign Propaganda Office of the CNT-FAI.

Schipbreuk VOC-schip Rooswijk

VOC-schip Rooswijk: vergaan maar niet vergeten

Op 10 januari 1740 verging het VOC-schip Rooswijk in een zware winterstorm voor de kust van Engeland. Anno 2018 staat het schip volop in de schijnwerpers. Afgelopen zomer werd de opgraving van het schip voor het 2017 afgerond. Britse en Nederlandse archeologen, professionele duikers, amateur archeologen en tientallen studenten, hebben duizenden vondsten naar boven gehaald. De Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, die dit project leidt, werkt samen met Historic England aan het vervolg van het project in 2017 en 2018. 

IISH Collections | Projects | ANDB staff - Photo from IISH Collection

Diamond Workers Union project

The IISH holds the complete archive of the Dutch Diamond Workers Union (Algemene Nederlandse Diamantbewerkersbond (ANDB)).

  • Projectleader: Karin Hofmeester
  • Start: 2018
  • Grant: Monderiaan Fonds
IISH Research | Iran Oil Industry | By Nevit Dilmen (talk) - Own work Family album, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26133553

Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry

The main objective of this project is to develop an empirical and qualitative understanding of labour as well as labour force in the Iranian oil industry.

Project-leader: Touraj Atabaki