Research Possibilities

Research Topics

The sources at the EAC offer unique possibilities to study expatriate experiences from a wide range of perspectives on themes such as:
  • Expatriate observations and representations of other cultures;
  • Forms of communication, from letters to blogs;
  • Multilingualism in expatriate life writings;
  • Social life, identity formation and constructions of ‘home’;
  • Expatriate dealings with emotions like loneliness and homesickness;
  • Women’s roles in making a family life abroad;
  • Expat children (e.g. third culture kids/TCKs, cross-culture kids).
Our collection may be of use to those who are doing research into social history, psychology, genealogy, the social and/or emotional impact of expatriate life, the cultural or political changes of specific places or countries over the years, and much more.
Please contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment with our archivist.

Research Examples

Some examples of projects that have used our collection:

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