International Institute for Social History - IISH

International Institute for Social History - IISH

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The International Institute of Social History (IISH) holds a lot of archival material from the political left. At the Institute there are over 5,000 archives, more than 1,000,000 printed volumes, and an equivalent number of audio-visual items including posters. The IISH also conducts academic research on the history of work and labour relations. This worldwide research is focused on the last five hundred years of globalization (1500-2000).

opening times: 

The Reading Room is open by appointment only: Mon-Thu 9 am till 5 am. In addition, on days of lectures, meetings and events we are open at other times.


  • book shop/info shop/library
  • discussion/presentation
  • meeting



+ 31 20 6685866
Cruquiusweg 31
1019 AT Amsterdam
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