Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) examines how work and labour relations have developed globally over time. To support its research, IISH collects archives and data from all over the world.

IISH collects and analyses data on social and economic trends from 1500 onwards. Its aim is to study how inequality arises within and between societies. 

IISH is one of the most prestigious institutes for social history research worldwide. It works with the Huygens Institute for Netherlands History and the Meertens Institute in the KNAW Humanities Cluster.


  • Lucassen, L. (Leo)


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