Migrating People, Migrating Data

This workshop examines the archival, custodial and digital challenges that impact the discovery, collection, preservation and content management of material and immaterial traces from the past that the Netherlands shares with Australia and New Zealand. In partnership with key institutional and community stakeholders, this workshop builds on new understandings about the experience and representation of migration and how this has shaped an evolving sense of Dutch-Australasian heritage and, with it, the consequences for the formation of cultural identities.

Held at the University of Western Sydney in partnership with Curtin University, Holland House, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University, this event is concerned with the socio-cultural material traces that append to the historical activity of people moving from one region to settle in another — in which the movement of bodies through space combines with information about their mobility through time. At the same time, it is to also about the significant technical and conceptual challenges surrounding the consolidation of different data sources (both hard copy and digital) from a prior generation of technology to successive generations.

For more information, visit the Migrating People, Migrating Data website 

Date & time

Tue 17 Feb 2015, 12am


University of Western Sydney


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