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The Tulip Book contains 122 pictures of tulips, made by Jacob Isaacsz of Swanenburch, Leiden citizen (1571-1638, in the 1620s first teacher of Rembrandt) and 16 pictures presumably created by Adriaen... [Collection highlight]
In April 1914 the Nederlandsch Economisch- Historisch Archief (NEHA) was founded. 100 years after its foundation, NEHA is an institute - housed at the IISH - with a collection that ranks among the... [Collection highlight]
One brilliant character from the Golden Age is well represented in the collections of IISH/NEHA: the “modern” businessman and publicist Pieter de la Court.Pieter de la Court, a man of immigrant... [Collection highlight]
Money, Currency and CrisisIn search of Trust, 2000 BC to AD 2000Edited by R.J. van der Spek and Bas van LeeuwenMoney is a core feature in all discussions of economic crisis, as is clear from the... [News]
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros to historian prof. dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (IISH Honorary Fellow) to study the role of household... [News]
From October 1, Joost Jonker has been working as a senior researcher at the NEHA / IISH. Together with Oscar Gelderblom (UU) he is leading the NWO project The dynamics of inclusive finance, in which... [News]
In his thesis Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence, which IISH –UU PhD student Pim de Zwart defended on April 17th, he examines global trade and its effects on global income... [News]
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Starting Grant of circa 1.4 million euros to Dr Bas van Leeuwen (Economic –History) for his research project ‘The Historical Dynamics of... [News]
'Coins, Currencies and Credit Instruments. Media of Exchange in Economic and Social History' is a special issue of Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis (TSEG). The latest issue was... [News]
The OECD report How was Life? Global Well-Being Since 1820 was published in October 2014.This report, the product of collaboration between the OECD and the CLIO INFRA Project, presents the first... [News]