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Keywords: International Organizations; Historiography; Labour.
The relationship between the International Labour Organization and the historical discipline stands as the main issue of the article. The most recent period is analyzed, approximately from 2000 until today, when a special interest in ILO’s history arose in the academic worldwide. Doctoral dissertations, congresses and publications start to multiply on the subject, sometimes following the wave of the so-called «transnational turn». A parallel institutional interest of the same Organization in celebrating his own 100 th anniversary (1919-2019) gave room for the flourishing of studies, some of them with an apologetic tone. A recent book by Daniel Maul, the official book of the centenary, nevertheless manages to give an account of this fortunate historiographical season with balance and rigor. Starting from Maul’s oeuvre, the article sketches a periodization and some fils rouge in the history of the ILO, proposing ideas for further research.