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International Institute of Social History

Located in the Netherlands, the International Institute of Social History (IISH), was founded in 1935, and is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history. The institute's website has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first reviewed in the Scout Report on September 26, 1997, and now contains a host of new materials. Visitors with a strong penchant for social history will want to check out a list of upcoming events and conferences of importance, and take a look at some of the virtual exhibitions as well. Some of the more compelling virtual exhibitions include one on Red-Haired Barbarians, which features 40 rare Japanese prints depicting the Dutch and other foreigners in Nagasaki and Yokohama from 1800 to 1865 and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the labour movement from around the world. It is also worth taking a look at some of the excellent online finding aids and the extensive list of publications written by various scholars and researchers, many of whom have an affiliation with the IISH.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-02-27
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2004/scout-040227#1

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