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.
- Project lead: Matthias van Rossum
- Duration: 01-01-2016 to 28-02-2019.
- Grant: € 250.000 by NWO (VENI)
Commodity Frontiers: Capitalist Transformations of the Global Countryside During the Past Six Centuries
This large multi-year project aims to study the long history of commodity frontiers through an interdisciplinary research design that uses both written archival sources and fieldwork.
In the past four hundred years large scale circulations of people, ideas and commodities took place, leading - amongst other things - to shifts in labour relations worldwide. Many historians share the idea that consumption plays an important role in the production of these commodities and therefore also in shaping labour relations.
- Project lead: Bas van Leeuwen
- Project start: 2015
- Grant: circa € 1,400,000 by European Research Council | ERC Starting Grant
Data on prices and wages are among the most important sources of information in social- and economic-historical research, especially for the pre-statistical period. HPW collects this data.