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IISH has been awarded a grant by the national digitization programme "Digitaliseren met beleid", funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, for its project proposal entitled "Content... [News]
On May 18, Jan Lucassen was elected a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr Lucassen is a senior research fellow of the IISH and was its Director of Research from 1993-2001... [News]
De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) vierde in 2008 haar tweehonderdjarig bestaan met tal van evenementen en een speciale website. Het thema van het jubileumjaar: 'Magie van... [News]
Jaap Kloosterman, who was the Institute's deputy director from 1987 to 1993 and has been its director since, has decided to step down. Kloosterman will continue to work at the Institute on a number... [News]
IISH makes its digital collections available in the framework of an ambitious new EU project: Heritage of the People's Europe (HOPE).The HOPE project (2010-2013) brings together a partnership of... [News]
Ms Lija I. L'vova, Director of the Gosudarstvennaia Obshchestvenno-Politicheskaia Biblioteka (GOPB, Socio-Political State Library) in Moscow, presented the IISH with a very rare first edition of... [News]
The University of Oslo is awarding an honorary doctorate to Professor Marcel van der Linden, director of research at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. Van der Linden... [News]
Starting 1st January 2008, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has moved its publishing activities (which were previously carried out under the name Edita) to the publishing... [News]
Op 22 oktober 2010 overleed Mies Campfens. Bij de opbouw, ordening en beschrijving van de Nederlandse collecties van het IISG heeft zij een cruciale rol gespeeld.In 1968 trad ze, haar doctoraalbul... [News]
On 29 April 2008 the American sociologist and historian Charles Tilly died of lymphoma. For twenty years Professor Tilly served the International Institute of Social History as a formal and informal... [News]