Academy Job Shadow Days at IISH-KNAW

Visits from IISH-KNAW

The International Institute of Social History (IISH-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. IISH is one of the most prestigious social history research institutes worldwide. It examines how work and labour relations have developed globally over time. To support its research, it collects archives and data from all over the world. The relationship between its research and its data and archive collections contributes substantially to the institute’s unique nature.

Trix Merkx is a laboratory assistent at the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute.

‘It will be fun to enter an entirely different world. Not a lab, but another institute. I have no preconceptions. My curiosity has been roused, and I’m certainly interested in learning about the IISH’s field of work.’
‘I spent my work placement at IISH in 1992, when I was studying history. I enjoyed talking to visitors in the reading room so much that I decided to study library science as well. It will be interesting to have a glimpse behind the scenes again. And I’m also looking forward to meeting Eva.’

Marjo Bakker is a subject consultant and information specialist at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.