IISH Projects

This portal supports online collaboration and disseminates the results of the following projects:

Centrale Project
A four-year project to digitize some of the IISH's most famous collections.
 
Collection Development
Collection building activities of the IISH in the field of social movements in six regions of the world.
 
Fighting for a Living
Subtitle: Origins, practices and consequences of different forms of military employment in Europe, the Middle East and Asia (1500-2000).
The purpose of the project, part of the IISH research programme "Global Labour History", is to investigate the circumstances which have produced starkly different systems of recruiting soldiers in a range of different parts of the globe, as well as to analyze the social and political implications that the different systems have had in a number of states and societies.
 
Geheugen
Doel van het Geheugen-project is het vastleggen van kennis over de collecties van het IISG, te beginnen bij de kennis van een aantal medewerkers die de komende jaren het instituut gaan verlaten. Het gaat om kennis die niet in de bestaande ontsluiting wordt of kan worden vastgelegd.
 

Global Shipbuilding
The project intends to study shipbuilding labour around the world from World War II until the present from a global history perspective. We will track the relocation of production and analyse its consequences to workforces in Europe, North and South America, and in East Asia from the 1980s onwards.
 

History of Prostitution
This project attempts to achieve a comprehensive overview on prostitution from a global labour history perspective. It studies prostitution as a societal phenomenon as well as a form of labour, and focuses, therefore, on prostitutes' working/living conditions and work culture.
 
HiTiME
Subtitle: Historical Timeline Mining and Extraction.
The purpose of the project, part of NWO's CATCH programme (Continuous Access to Cultural Heritage), is to develop a text analysis system for the recognition and extraction of historical events and facts from historical sources.
 
HOPE - Heritage of the People’s Europe
The purpose of the project is to implement best practices and a shared technological infrastructure for improving access to social history collections in Europe.
 
Verzamelingen Vooruit
In het kader van dit programma worden diverse projecten in samenhang uitgevoerd met als doel de verbeterde inname, ontsluiting, opslag, beheer, doorzoekbaarheid, presentatie en beschikbaarstelling van de collecties - analoog en digitaal.