Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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The Collection Bolivian Social Movements 1992-2010 was an outgrowth of a SEPHIS Project about 'Preserving Social Memory: History and Social Movements'. The project was elaborated by Rossana Barragán... [Collection highlight]
The papers of the late Consuelo Maria Quiton Daza were acquired in 2011. She was born in 1947 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She started to study architecture when students were inspired by the Cuban... [Collection highlight]
The Bolivia Reader provides a panoramic view, from antiquity to the present, of the history, culture, and politics of a country known for its ethnic and regional diversity, its rich natural resources... [News]
The silver trade powered global connections for more than three centuries, and from 1450 to 1800, 85% of the world’s silver originated from the Americas. Basing himself on previous studies, Andre... [Project]
The discovery of silver in Cerro Rico, Bolivia, prompted the foundation of the mining town Potosí on 10 April 1545. Francisco de Toledo, the Spanish Viceroy of Peru from 1569 to 1581, created the so-... [Item of the Day]
In La Paz, Bolivia 100.000 people marched against hunger on 15 September 1982. The march ended in a general strike whereupon the military junta decided to rehabilitate democracy and parliament.... [Item of the Day]
'Oppressed, not defeated' is printed in small type on a pamphlet published by the Bolivian Human Rights Committee about the Cochabamba massacre. On 23 January 1974 Indian peasants protested against... [Item of the Day]