Affiliated Organisations/Institutions

This page presents a list of organisations and institutions with which the CGEH works closely, or in which CGEH scholars feature prominently:

ESTER (European graduate School for Training in Economic and Social-historical Research)

GEHN (Global Economics History Network - LSE)


 The Institutions of the Open Society Knowledge Centre (view video of Prof. Dr. Bas van Bavel, director of the IOS Centre talk about the project here)




The IEHA was established in 1960, and unites economic historians from almost 40 countries in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Today the seat of the Associaction is Utrecht. The aims of the IEHA are to maintain and develop personal contacts between scholars interested in economic history and to encourage all forms of research and publications relevant to the development and diffusion of economic history. Every three or four years the IEHA organizes a World Economic History Congress. The association's next congress will take place in Stellenbosch in 2012.






The N.W. Posthumus Institute is the Research School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands and Flanders, including research focusing on non-Western history, world history and social-cultural history. The Posthumus Institute promotes innovative and advanced interdisciplinary research in economic and social history by stimulating joint research programs of participating institutes and provides a PhD training in economic and social history.



The International Institute of Social History (IISH) was officially established on November 25, 1935, but its history goes back to the 1920s. In 1914, Nicolaas W. Posthumus (1880-1960), who ranked among the pioneers of modern economic history in the Netherlands had set up the Netherlands Economic History Archive (NEHA), the first of a series of scholarly institutions he initiated. The NEHA concentrated on the preservation of archives of companies and related organizations, and on the collection of other sources relevant to economic history. The Institute grew out of the expanding collections of social and cultural historical materials at the NEHA which required a different approach and out of a need to preserve the papers of the labour movements of the Soviet Union and Germany which were under threat as a result of the political developments of the 1930s. Today virtual users outnumber those in the Reading Room by about 150 to 1. The online catalogue and other finding aids are accessible from a website as well as through the RLIN system of the Research Libraries Group. Other electronic facilities include webguides, current bibliographies, discussion lists, and a news service. At the same time, though an essential part of the Institute's activities from the start, research has become increasingly important. Perhaps its best-known products are the International Review of Social History, published by Cambridge University Press, and the European Social Science History Conference, which every other year brings about 1,000 researchers from dozens of countries and many disciplines to the Netherlands.