The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present
11 April, 2013
The Hague (The Netherlands)
On its fifth anniversary, the Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) has great pleasure in announcing a symposium on expatriation from a historical perspective and the role of private documents in research in the history of migration.
Symposium: Until now, most research on migration can be found in the area of the social sciences. However, the unique experiences of skilled migrants (or expatriates) specifically, have had less attention in historical research. Skilled migration is currently a major trend amongst migration patterns and this symposium aims to spotlight the potential for historical research. In a plenary session and different workshops we will study the potential research issues in this day symposium.
The Expatriate Archive Centre: A young but rapidly expanding archive, the Expatriate Archive Centre documents the global social history of expatriate life with collections describing expatriate experiences dating from as early as the 1890ís. Private archives consisting of journals, letters, diaries, film and photographs form the basis of the collection.
The programme, speakers and other relevant information will become available in forthcoming announcements and will also be available on the EAC website (www.xpatarchive.com).
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Partners: Leiden University Institute for History; Center for Modern Urban Studies (Campus The Hague); Erasmus University Rotterdam/ Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication; Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands)
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