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

Friends of the IISH

 The International Institute of Social History is supported by a large group of friends. A colorful troupe of former colleagues, scientists, people with a passion for history who have in common that they all have a strong connection with our institute. 

Of course we are grateful for their financial support. All donations are used to purchase or to preserve special collections or to support research. But we also appreciate their enthusiasm, dedication and commitment. The Friends have become an indispensable network.

Every six months we organize a meeting for the Friends so that they can get acquainted  with new acquisitions and can exchange ideas with the IISH staff or with each other. We always provide an inspiring lecture or tour and conclude the meeting with a drink. 

Friends also receive twice a year the On the Waterfront magazine. Here you can read all about our new acquisitions but also read lectures again or messages by colleagues from the Institute. .

Are interested to become a friend? We are looking forward to meet you!

Coordinator of the Friends of the IISH:

In Memoriam
The Friends remember Bert Altena (1950-2018)
The Friends remember former Board Member Auke Jacobs (1952-2016) (in Dutch)
The Friends remember former Board Member and writer Ger Verrips (1928-2015) (in Dutch)
The Friends remember Board Member Bart Hageraats (1950-2014)