Book review: Parsley & Coriander

Published: September 17th 2019

The EAC library welcomes books about any topic related to expatriate life, including self-published novels. Parsley & Coriander, also published in Italian titled as Prezzemolo & Cilantro, is one of our newer additions. EAC volunteer Kirsten Waller reviews.   By Kirsten Waller One of the best-trodden clichés of expat life…

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Volunteer Vacancy — Romanian Translation

Published: September 10th 2019

The Expatriate Archive Centre collects, catalogues and preserves and original source material documenting the social history of expatriate life. We are based in The Hague and have a small, dedicated staff. We are supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers of different backgrounds, nationalities and ages. We currently are looking…

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From Ink to Link: Memory and the Archive

Published: September 5th 2019

Maria Chatzicharalampous is a recent graduate of Leiden University’s Research Master’s in Colonial and Global History program. Maria was an intern at the Expatriate Archive Centre from February 2019 through July 2019. The following excerpt is from her official internship final report. By Maria Pinelopi Chatzicharalampous The archival culture can…

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Author Mariam Ottimofiore at EAC For Book Talk

Published: August 29th 2019

We are thrilled to announce that author Mariam Ottimofiore will be at the Expatriate Archive Centre to talk about her new book This Messy Mobile Life on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, from 14:00 – 16:00. In her book, Mariam writes about how expat parents can apply the Central American indigenous…

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Show me your house and I will tell you who you are

Published: August 19th 2019

Mathilde Bernard was an intern at the Expatriate Archive Centre from February through April 2019. She recently earned her master’s degree from Erasmus University of Rotterdam in Global History and International Relations. This is her first in a series of articles covering Dutch expatriates living in mid-19th-century Nigeria.   By…

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