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Programme and Participants Session I : Navigating Zeeland and the Sont- Arne Van Eessen (UGent): The Nine Years Privateering War (1688-1697): the cases of Flanders and Zeeland compared- Sofie... [Event]
Comparing various parts of early modern Europe, one is immediately struck by the fact that some countries developed capitalism very early (like Holland and Britain), whereas others did so much later... [Event]
BackgroundThe family and household in East and Southeast Europe has increasingly been an object of anthropological and historical research in the last decades. John Hajnal's conclusion that marriage... [Event]
Background and aimThe `First Conference on Indonesia's Modern Economic History, 1815-1990' was held at the Indonesian Academy of Sciences in Jakarta on 1-4 October 1991 (for proceedings see Lindblad... [Event]
Convenors: International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam and National Collection of Coins and Medals (KPK: Koninklijk Penningkabinet), Leiden (in cooperation with the FWO Flanders... [Event]
Since 2004, several exciting interdisciplinary conferences on the Napoleonic Empire have re-conceptualized the Napoleonic era as a period of intense political, military, social, and economic... [Event]
Visualizing Wage PaymentsIn Wages and Currency. Global Comparisons from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century, an interdisciplinary project involving social and economic history as well as numismatics,... [Exhibition]
Imaginary money, fictitious valuables, stock jobbingBankers and speculators are considered immoral'Ordinary' people and tax payers eventually pay for the crisisThese three main ideas are common to... [Image gallery]
A frugal and virtuous housewife was supposed to keep a record of her expenditure in a household account book. It enabled her to keep track of what she was spending, see why she had spent too much by... [Collection highlight]
Each year, on behalf of the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, the colonial authorities in Suriname prepared a report on the ‘state of the nation’. In these annual reports, Suriname’s infrastructure was... [Collection highlight]