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€1 million in funding for Time Machine!

News, IISH, Amsterdam - Fri, 2019-03-01 13:52

Excited and proud to share great news! 

The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. Both IISH and Huygens ING (partners in the KNAW Humanities Cluster) are closely involved in this project.

European Labour History Network - 3rd Conference

Social and Labour History News - Fri, 2019-03-01 08:14

On 18-21 September 2019, the Third Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN) will take place at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.

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Centenaire de la Grève générale de 1918: commémorer, et après?

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-27 08:32

Centenaire de la Grève générale de 1918: commémorer, et après?

1918, L'affrontemenent de la grève générale

Projection du film de Frédéric Hausammann, discussion en présence du réalisateur et bilan historiographique


Jeudi 14 mars 2019


Genève, Uni Mail, salle MR060





Projection du film “1918: L’Affrontement de la grève générale”, un documentaire de Frédéric Hausammann, 2018



ELHN 3rd conference

Events, IISH, Amsterdam - Mon, 2019-02-25 14:44


Liefde voor de wereld: festival over Rosa Luxemburg en Hannah Arendt

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-25 09:30


Op 8 maart aanstaande, Internationale Vrouwendag, organiseert het IISG samen met Amor Mundi, de stichting van Joke Hermsen en Brenda Otjes, het festival Liefde voor de Wereld. Hoe inspireren literatuur en filosofie bij hedendaagse vraagstukken, en wat is de betekenis van Luxemburg en Arendt daarbij? 

CfP: What Is Feminist Politics? 8th Annual Radical Democracy Conference

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-25 09:22
8th Annual Radical Democracy ConferenceThe New School For Social Research, New York City,April 26-27, 2019,


Call for Papers 

CfP: Thinking emancipation. Radicalities and Social Movements in a Polarised World (Historical Materialism Barcelona)

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-25 08:59

The last few years have been marked by major economic, social and political turbulences. They have been years full of hope, but also full of threats. Years when the range of the possible has expanded. Years when we have seen innumerable injustices within a growing polarisation. In the face of an unprecedented crisis of civilisation, political and social activism has flourished anew, in parallel with the renaissance of reactionary forces and movements.

Journée d’études : Les mines, entre privé et public

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-25 08:54

Les mines, entre privé et public

Journée d’études du 29 mars 2019

Centre de la Vieille Charité (Marseille) – Salle A

A! vec le soutien du Centre Norbert Elias et de l’IUF

9h30 : Introduction : Christine Demmer (CNE), Boris Deschanel (Avignon Université – CNE), Marion Fontaine (Avignon Université – IUF – CNE), Pierre-Yves Le Meur (GRED – IRD) 

Matin 10h00-12h30

The Catalog of the Library of the Pablo Iglesias Foundation is accessible from the Social History Portal

Social and Labour History News - Fri, 2019-02-22 13:49

El Catálogo de la Biblioteca de la Fundación Pablo Iglesias es accesible desde el Portal de Historia Social

Desde hoy se puede acceder al Catálogo de la Biblioteca de la FPI a través del Social History Portal.

Continuamos con nuestra labor de aumentar nuestra visibilidad y accesibilidad compartiendo con el Social History Portal 45.296 registros del catálogo de nuestra biblioteca. Estos registros descriptivos recogen las monografías, folletos y publicaciones periódicas que tratan temas de Historia Social, Movimiento Obrero y Socialismo.

Fellowships Prince Dr Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Research Project

Social and Labour History News - Thu, 2019-02-21 21:30

With the generous support of Farman-Farmaian Family, the IISH launches a new fellowship programme named the Prince Dr Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Fellowships for scholars who wish to use its collections for the study of social and economic history of 18-20 century of Iran, whether from a regional, national, or comparative and transnational perspective.
Fellowships are awarded for five months each year. This is a call for applications for fellowships for the period September 2019 - 31 January 2020.
Deadline for applications is 10 May 2019.

CfP: The Left Alternative in the 20th Century: Drama of Ideas and Personal Stories

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-20 17:33

(By the 100th Anniversary of the Comintern)
Dates: 26-28 of June 2019.

International Conference


Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (Moscow)

CfP: The Transnational History of French Industrialisation Before 1914

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-20 15:42

The aim of this conference will be to analyse the characteristics of 19th-century French industrialisation and to understand how they distinguish France from other countries that went through the same process in the same era. Instead of using the English case as the only reference (as is customary), particular attention will be paid to a comparison between France and other continental European countries, especially Germany.

CfP: Socialism's Divergent Masculinities: Representations of Male Subjectivities in Soviet Constellations and Beyond

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-20 15:02

From its beginning the Soviet Union was a project of substantial reshaping of gender relations. A central goal of Soviet politics was to encourage women to undertake paid work. In transferring practically all economic and social power to the state, customary gender roles of men as breadwinners and patriarchs were challenged. Starting with war communism through forced industrialization and collectivization to compulsory military service, socialist workers and peasants were tied to the modern disciplinary power as never before.

CfP: Le travail en transition. Activités ou emploi ? Reclusiennes 2019

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-20 14:00

Pour la septième année consécutive, les Reclusiennes proposent un festival de la pensée mêlant habitants, chercheurs, responsables et acteurs associatifs dans un esprit d’animation culturelle, d’éducation populaire et artistique. Ce festival est placé sous l’égide d’Elisée Reclus, géographe, écrivain et anarchiste du XIXe siècle né à Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.

CfP: Born-digital objects: transformations and new documentary challenges?

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-20 13:56

Can Smart City applications, 3D displays, tweets, or software be considered as documents? Is the concept of ‘‘document’’ still valid in a structurally unstable digital context that is continuously changing? Such questions emerge naturally when we consider the born-digital objects which are thriving today in a great variety of forms. Behind the term “born-digital”, we here refer to any entity, produced using digital technology and perceived by our senses (of sight, hearing or touch). C.

ToC: Journal de La Contemporaine

Social and Labour History News - Wed, 2019-02-20 11:04

Edito : Les travaux du nouveau bâtiment

Dossier : La politique éditoriale

Publier à La contemporaine
Sources et travaux de La contemporaine
Le blog des collections
La revue Matériaux pour l'histoire de notre temps et sa politique éditoriale
Varia et Chronique de la recherche : deux rubriques de Matériaux
Les catalogues d'exposition

Retour d'expérience : Une exposition virtuelle à La contemporaine

CfP: Archiving Dissent: Post-2011 Arab Imagery, Memory and Vernacular Representations of Conflict

Social and Labour History News - Mon, 2019-02-18 09:32

Call for Proposals
Archiving Dissent: Post-2011 Arab Imagery, Memory and Vernacular Representations of Conflict
The American University of Beirut, Lebanon
September 6 & 7, 2019

Abstract deadline March 15, 2019

Organisers: Prof Kari Anden-Papadopoulos (Stockholm University) and Dr Dima Saber (Birmingham City University) in collaboration with Dr May Farah (The American University of Beirut).

Rosa Kösters wint Scriptieprijs Vakbeweging 2018

News, IISH, Amsterdam - Fri, 2019-02-15 12:31

Op 14 februari heeft Rosa Kösters de Scriptieprijs van de vakbeweging 2018 gewonnen. Rosa deed onderzoek naar de transformatie van werkvloerverhoudingen in de jaren zeventig en tachtig bij Philips en Hoogovens. 


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