Research News

Tea with National Socialists

Published: December 10th 2019

Simon Taylor is a graduate student of Heritage Studies at the University of Amsterdam and recently finished a six-month internship with the Expatriate Archive Centre. His primary task was to help process the FAWCO collection; the following article is a product of his first-hand experience with the material.   Tea…

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The Importance Of Researching Expatriate Spouses

Published: April 4th 2019

Mathilde Bernard is a master’s student of Global History and International Relations at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Mathilde has been researching the Expatriate Archive Centre collection to support her thesis about Shell expatriate identity in Nigeria between 1955 and 1970. She has provided us with a sample of her thesis-in-progress…

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Is The Art Of Letter Writing Dying?

Published: March 6th 2019

By Alan Chabot I began my studies at the Expatriate Archive Centre, like a lot of researchers, not exactly knowing what I’d find. Within 10+ family archives that the staff put together for me throughout my time at the EAC, I found plenty of useful and interesting information; but beyond…

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Partner Organisations for the EAC Thesis Award

Published: February 5th 2019

  The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is keen to celebrate and reward talents who produce outstanding master’s theses that help to further understand the impact of expatriation on people’s lives. Starting in 2019, the EAC is initiating an annual Master’s Thesis Award. The EAC is seeking partner organisations willing to…

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Keeping Blogs Alive

Published: November 29th 2018

The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is an independent non-profit foundation. We aim to collect and preserve expatriate life stories, regardless of a person’s country of origin or where they moved to. Our focus is primarily on unique personal writings. Though much of our collection is tangible — including photographs, letters,…

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