Stuk van het Jaar 2018: Every Tea Bag Counts!

Published: September 20th 2018

Vote here for the Expatriate Archive Centre in this year’s Stuk van het Jaar competition! Stuk van het Jaar, or Piece of the Year, is an online public event showcasing the diversity in archives across the Netherlands. This year’s theme of “Revolt” had us stretching our imaginations to find an…

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Information Morning: 3 October 2018

Published: September 13th 2018

Whether you’re an expat with a story to tell, looking for volunteering opportunities, researching expatriation, or if you’re simply curious about what we do, you are welcome to attend and find out more about our unique archive. The Expatriate Archive Centre collects the life stories of expatriates, their families, and…

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Saudade at the Boekhandel Dominicanen

Published: August 2nd 2018

The Expatriate Archive Centre’s 10th anniversary Saudade exhibit is on the road! From August 1 – 31, 2018, visitors at Maastricht’s legendary Boekhandel Dominicanen can find Saudade amongst the store’s books and other wares. Saudade aims to explore how history can be made visible through a contemporary context.Ten artists each…

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Examining History through Travelers’ Memories

Published: July 31st 2018

by George Karakostas During my time as an intern at the Expatriate Archive Centre, I was given the opportunity to examine and work on a wide range of different expatriate memoirs. While reading several sources, I encountered various cases of personal eyewitness accounts of history. I found this to epitomise…

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Curated Selves and the Future Archive

Published: June 21st 2018

by Angelos Stratis  During my internship at the Expatriate Archive Centre, I mainly focused on examining stories of persons living and working away from their country of origin. These stories were primarily documented in forms such as handwritten diaries, photos, scrapbooks or letters. However, nowadays, the ways we document our…

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