The Expatriate Archive Centre Symposium
The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present
11 April, 2013
The Hague (the Netherlands)
Registration is now open for the first Expatriate Archive Centre symposium. "The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present" will examine expatriation from a historical perspective and the role of private documents in migration history research.
Registration: Secure your place via the online registration system. Standard registration costs €65.00. Student registration is €25.00. Registration includes lunch and refreshments.
The symposium plenary will be held in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Royal Library of the Netherlands. Historian Max de Bruin, author of the novel ‘Expats’ and a number of non-fiction texts on colonial history, will give the keynote lecture. Senior Archivist at The Hague’s Municipal Archive, Dr. Corien Glaudemans, will present an introductory lecture on the history of the Expatriate Archive Centre.
In the afternoon, two rounds of workshops are programmed at Kantoren Stichthage, a venue of Leiden University - Campus The Hague. Participants select their preferred workshops at registration. Please refer to the website for more detailed workshop descriptions.
First Workshop Round (participants select one of the following two workshops)
Workshop I: Whose History is it Anyway? This workshop focuses on expatriate history from a biographical perspective and is moderated by Prof. Dr. Wim Willems (Director of the Centre for Modern Urban Studies at Campus The Hague, Leiden University). Speakers include Dr. Barbara Henkes (University of Groningen) and Rick de Jong (MA History, University of Leiden).
Workshop II: Organisations: Shaping the Expatriate Experience. This workshop is moderated by Prof. Dr. Leo Lucassen, Institute for History, Leiden University) and will address the relationship between the characteristics of organisations and the way they shape the migration process of their employees.
Second Workshop Round (participants select one of the following two workshops)
Workshop III: Global Migrants, Local Stories: Time and Space in Expatriate History. This workshop will be moderated by Dr. Freek Colombijn, Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU University, Amsterdam. The workshop will deal with the question of how we can write expatriate histories through the history of a specific place – be it a town or a compound. Speakers at this workshop include Dr. Anne-Meike Fechter, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex; Aniek X. Smit, a PhD student with the Institute for History at Leiden University and and Sridevi Menon, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, United States.
Workshop IV: Looking for Expats in Archives. Marijke Huisman, post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Historical Culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam will moderate this workshop. Speakers include Dr. Corien Glaudemans, Senior Archivist at the Municipal Archive of The Hague.
The symposium programme concludes with a summing up by Prof. Dr. Leo Lucassen, Leiden University.
Venues: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague and Leiden University Campus The Hague (Kantoren Stichthage), The Hague
Further Information: For further information see www.xpatarchive.com/symposium or contact the Symposium secretariat via firstname.lastname@example.org. At the beginning of April, we will post full details of the programme. We also encourage you to join the symposium Facebook group for symposium news www.facebook.com/groups/eacsymposium/
Partners: The Hague Municipal Archive; Leiden University Institute for History; Center for Modern Urban Studies (Campus The Hague); Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library of the Netherlands); Center for Historical Culture - Erasmus University Rotterdam; Adlib Information Systems.
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