Our Initiatives

The Expatriate Archive Centre strives to be as accessible as possible to researchers and others interested in our work. Our initiatives create digital content, expand research into expatriation, and bring expatriate stories to new communities, among other things. Please contact us if you wish to collaborate.

EAC Thesis Award

In 2019 the Expatriate Archive Centre initiated a Master’s Thesis Award to encourage scholarship in expatriate studies. The next EAC Thesis Award will take place in 2026.
Read more about the award

EAC Blog Archive

In 2019 the EAC introduced a new digital project: archiving the blogs of expats and of those that deal with topics related to expatriation.
Explore the blog archiving project

Expatriate Life in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are an expatriate or have moved back home — regardless of country of origin or residence — and you have written about any topic related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to preserve your story.
Read more about the COVID-19 initiative

@WeAreXpats RoCur

In 2016 the EAC started a RoCur X (Twitter) account as an experiment in digital archiving; each week a different expat or recent repatriate tweets about their life abroad.
Learn more about the project

EAC 10th Anniversary

The EAC celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2018 with the Saudade project: 10 contemporary art pieces by 10 international artists, all in one suitcase.
Explore the Saudade Project

2015 Exhibition

In 2015 the EAC delved into its own archive and those of several local organisations to visualise Expat Impressions of The Hague from the 1950s to the present.
Explore the Exhibition

Academic Symposium

To celebrate its five year anniversary and encourage research into expat life, in 2013 the EAC organised an international academic symposium on ‘The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present’.
Explore the Symposium


We organise seminars for businesses and students to learn about how we archive and why what we do is important. You can arrange a tailor-made talk, workshop, or presentation at your location. Small-group visits to the archive itself are also possible.
Contact us to arrange a seminar