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Prof. Dr. Marcel Marius van der Linden

Member of the International Advisory Board

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1989                    PhD with honours, University of Amsterdam (UvA)
2008                    honorary doctorate, University of Oslo


2009                    René Kuczynski Prize
2014                    German Historikerpreis (Bochum) in 2014

Academic Positions

2001 – 2014      Research Director, International Institue of Social History
2009 – 2010      Marcel Liebman Chair at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
2009 – 2012      Concurrent Professor at the University of Nanjing
2003, 2008        Visiting Professor, University of Vienna
Since 1997        Professor of Social Movement History at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Additional Academic Activities

  • Co-founder of the Association of Indian Labour Historians (1996)
  • Co-founder of the European Labour History Network (2013)
  • Co-founder of the Global Labour History Network (2015)
  • President of the International Social History Association (2005-10, 2010-15, 2015-20)


Marcel van der Linden’s articles have appeared in many peer reviewed journals, including African Studies, Contemporanea: Rivista di storia dell’800 e del ‘900, Critique, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Geschichte und Gesellschaft, Historia Contemporanea, Historia Social, Historical Materialism, International Labor and Working-Class History, International Review of Social History, Journal of American History, Journal of Communist Studies, Journal of Social History, Labor, Labor History, Labour History, Labour History Review, Labour/Le Travail, Le Mouvement Social, Sozial.Geschichte, Theory and Society, Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis, and Traverse: Zeitschrift für Geschichte/Revue d'histoire.
He (co-)authored or (co-)edited more than fifty books. Recent works include: 
  1. Transnational Labour History: Explorations (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003; Spanish edition 2006);
  2. Western Marxism and the Soviet Union. A Survey of Critical Theories and Debates since 1917 (Leiden: Brill, 2007; reprint Chicago: Haymarket, 2009; Korean and Chinese editions);
  3. Workers of the World. Essays toward a Global Labor History (Leiden: Brill, 2008; paperback edition 2010; Brazilian and German editions; Spanish and Turkish translations forthcoming);
  4. The Global History of Work. Critical Readings. 4 volumes (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019);
  5. The Social Question in the 21st Century: A Global View (co-edited; Oakland: University of California Press, 2019).


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