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Voor een keer opent het IISG op zaterdag haar deuren voor een festival met opstandige verhalen, muziekoptredens, rondleidingen door de schatkamers van het instituut, een filmprogramma en meer! GRATIS... [Event]
A freelance seminar on Blind Spots and Preoccupation in Dutch and Indonesian Historiography on Decolonization that revives the theme of Ignorance as discussed by Wertheim in his last Master's Course... [Event]
Workshop The aim of the workshop is to compare Maoist insurgencies in various Asian and Latin American countries by addressing the following questions: Why does (Maoist) insurgency emerge in certain... [Event]
International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH) When we look back on the 68er protest movements, we are dealing with a period of two decades, the 1960s and 1970s. For the social and... [Event]
The conference explored the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and revolution beginning in the mid-1750s, progressing through the eras of the... [Event]
The posters from the May '68 Paris student movement became immediate collectors' items. An explosion of creativity accompanied the rebellion of the students: new slogans ("Ce nest qu'un début"), new... [Image gallery]
The Chinese people's movement started as a demonstration by Beijing University students in April 1989, and in seven weeks grew into a massive protest that impressed and shook the world. Fortunately,... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel was invited by the EPLF (Eritrean People's Liberation Front) to document their struggle against the Ethiopian occupation army in 1980.  He... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn November-December 1980, Frits Eisenloeffel visited  the border region of Sudan/Eritrea where he photographed the Eritrean refugees who had fled from an Ethiopian... [Image gallery]
High-cost Activism and the Worker Household: Revolutionary Activism among Phillippine plantation workers.ContentsIntroductionSocial activism: a household strategy?Social activism in the hacienda... [Publication]