Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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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]
In the French Alps the water bubbles and rushes very rapidly. In 1869 Aristide Bergès, a paper manufacturer, had an idea to transfer the energy of the waterfall into electricity. In Lancey, near... [Image gallery]
A recent collection of photographs and audio tapes documents the harsh working lives of those who labour in the coal, salt, and other mines of Pakistan. Part of an ongoing project by Ahmad Saleem and... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel visited Angola in 1975 and 1976 to witness the transfer of power from the Portuguese to the Angolan liberation movement and the... [Image gallery]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections were organized by the South African government and intended to favor the... [Image gallery]
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: research, collections and events at IISH. The Russian Revolution of October 1917 brought a party to power, which claimed to act on behalf of the working... [Collection highlight]
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: research, collections and events at IISH. Revolutions are about happiness, or rather, about the pursuit of happiness. Overthrowing the existing order is... [Collection highlight]
For this collection highlight we made a selection from Ernst Schade’s photos, based on the theme 'Labour' in Southern Africa. We divided the exposition in the categories:Children at workWomen at... [Collection highlight]
What are the daily routines of workers in different parts of the world, and how have they changed over time? What do contemporary work processes look like, and what were they like in the past? These... [News]
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk is met ingang van 15 juni 2017 benoemd tot bijzonder hoogleraar Comparative History of Households, Gender and Work aan de Radboud Universiteit. Zij geeft hiermee... [News]