July is here and it's time for our newsletter! We're excited to share the latest news from the Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC).
During the past six months, we have been fortunate to have a complete team of archival and PR volunteers, including an intern from Erasmus University. This has allowed us to pick up the pace of our archival activities and launch new PR projects, which will be promoted in the coming months. Thanks to our archival volunteers, we are close to adding one extensive organisational archive to our collection management system and making it available for research. In the coming months, we will restart the online catalogue description project to aid researchers and allow them to access our catalogue descriptions regardless of location.
The EAC staff has participated in and presented at numerous events over the past six months. This has allowed us to reconnect with some of our community members and share our work with a wider audience. We were particularly delighted to see a room full of people at our Information Morning on 21 June. Our next in-person Information Morning is planned for 1 November. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information.
Donations of new material have kept coming in, as have research requests. We are excited to see that the number of 2022 research requests has almost reached the pre-pandemic level. If you are interested in using our collection for research or are looking for an internship opportunity, please let us know.
In the fall, we will start promoting the 2024 EAC Thesis Award. We look forward to working with new jurors and reading master's theses on topics related to expatriation. More information will be available on our website and social media channels in the coming months.
We restarted the EAC newsletter in 2019. Seeing its performance and the continuously increasing number of subscribers proves we made the right decision. This newsletter is more than just a source of information. We see it as a platform for connection and growth. We value your feedback and would love to hear your thoughts on how we can improve.
Thank you for being a part of the EAC community! We wish you a summer filled with sunshine, laughter, and unforgettable experiences!