Second Announcement: The Expatriate Archive Centre Symposium
The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present
11 April, 2013
The Hague (the Netherlands)
The Expatriate Archive Centre is pleased to announce the first speakers and workshops for the symposium ‘The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present’, to be held on 11 April, 2013 in The Hague.
Welcome to The Hague:
Two high profile speakers from the international city of The Hague will open and close the symposium. The Hague’s Mayor, Jozias van Aartsen will give the symposium welcome address. Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest commercial expatriate employers in the world, will deliver the closing speech.
Historian and journalist Max de Bruijn will present the keynote address at the first Expatriate Archive Centre Symposium. De Bruijn is author of the successful debut novel Expats (2000) and Indonesië op vrijdagmiddag (2009). He is a former journalist for NRC and Vrij Nederland and is affiliated with the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in the field of colonial history.
Following the plenary session, a number of workshops will examine expatriate history from various perspectives. In this announcement, we present details of the first two workshops. Further workshops will be outlined in our next announcement.
Workshop: ‘Whose History is it Anyway?’
Wim Willems, director of the Centre for Modern Urban Studies at Campus The Hague, Leiden University will moderate a workshop on writing expatriate history from a biographical perspective.
Speakers include Barbara Henkes, lecturer in modern history at the University of Groningen. Henkes’ research studies the processes of inclusion and exclusion in relation to national communities, with a current focus on transnational family histories in the Netherlands and South Africa. Henkes will talk on the female voice in expatriate history.
Rick de Jong works with The Centre for the History of Migrants (CGM), an organization that focuses on historical research into the arrival and presence of migrants in the Netherlands. De Jong will speak on his research into the expatriate history of a Polish judge who lived and worked in The Hague in the 1930’s.
Workshop: ‘Global Migrants, Local Stories: Time and Space in Expatriate History’
Freek Colombijn, Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU University, Amsterdam will moderate a workshop looking at expatriate history through the history of place.
Speakers at this workshop include Anne-Meike Fechter, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Fechter has studied corporate expatriates as migrants, resulting in a book, Transnational Lives: Expatriates in Indonesia (2007), and her current work focuses on aid workers as mobile professionals.
Aniek X. Smit, a PhD student with the Institute for History at Leiden University will present a paper on the settlement patterns of Dutch expats in Jakarta since the 1970s, based on archival research and interviews.
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague
And Campus Den Haag (Kantoren Stichthage), The Hague
The complete programme will become available in forthcoming announcements and will also be available on EAC website www.xpatarchive.com/symposium. Registration information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Leiden University Institute for History;
Center for Modern Urban Studies (Campus The Hague);
Center for Historical Culture - Erasmus University Rotterdam;
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library of the Netherlands)
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