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Uitgeverij Vantilt, het Goethe-Instituut Amsterdam, het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis en het Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam,nodigen u van harte uit voor een avond over: De Duitse... [Event]
The publications by Marx and Engels are among the most influential in the history of the world. Not so well known is that their archives have been preserved at the IISH since 1938. The Marx-Engels... [Event]
All of Marx’s previously unpublished economic manuscripts have now become available in the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA), the historical-critical edition of the complete writings of Karl Marx and... [Event]
Spui25, in samenwerking met het Instituut voor Cultuur en GeschiedenisHet communisme heeft zijn failliet bewezen en het kapitalisme heeft moeite zich op een sociaal aanvaardbare manier overeind te... [Event]
The first political piece that Karl Marx (age 24) wrote after his dissertation was a polemic against censorship in the spring of 1841. The Zensurinstruktion proclaimed by the Prussian government on... [Image gallery]
Das Kapital endured a turbulent journey before arriving safely at the International Institute of Social History in 1938. It all began in the British Museum, where Marx took the notes for his... [Collection highlight]
In February 2008 a large ancient metal crate arrived from Belgium full of papers dealing with the Fourth International and Ernest Mandel. Ernest Mandel's papers had been deposited at the Institute... [Collection highlight]
The IISH now has a thousand inventories available online. The serial number 1000 has been reserved for the Institute's best known and most frequently researched archival collection, the Marx-Engels... [Collection highlight]
In 1938, the Marxist theoretician Karl Kautsky and his wife Luise deposited their enormous archive at the IISH. It survived the war sheltered in the institute's British section. In the fifties, when... [Collection highlight]
Exhibition in Beijing showcasing original Marx documents from the IISH receives 2 million visitors.To mark the bicentenary of his birth on May 5, 1818, the National Museum of China in Beijing hosted... [News]