Archives and Traces of Migration

What constitutes a migration fond/collection?

AToM project launches a survey addressed to European archives with migration holdings.

One of the main objectives of the Work Package 5 (WP5) of AToM, Archival and documentary collections on migration, is to explore and define what constitutes a migration fond/collection from archival perspective. A clear and shared understanding of what constitutes a migration fond/collection is crucial for effective archival practice and scholarship in the field of migration studies. The aim of AToM is to harmonise the different perspectives of the European Archives on this matter. For that reason, we are launching a questionnaire among the European archives.  Before answering the questionnaire, please consult this dossier which contextualises the survey, explains the methodology and includes a glossary of terms and definitions that will help you to answer the survey.

All European archives with migration collections are encouraged to participate.

Your input is invaluable!

The call will be open from 2 June to 15 July 2023.

Survey link.

IDD (03)125.000 (National Register of Foreigners in Mexico)(digital copy of the original kept in the General Archive of the Nation of Mexico), AGA,RIEM,090,004: Immigrant card in Mexico of Ignacia Consuelo de la Fuente. Spanish State Archives – Administration General Archive.
June 28th 2023

Archives and Traces of Migration (AToM) educational workshop

AToM project addresses how professionals can augment the existing societal record of
migration by encompassing additional forms of documentary materials as well as the
perspectives and experiences of those who have migrated. Its intent is to develop and support a
multifaceted, best practices approach to appraising, preserving and providing access to the
documentary heritage of historical and contemporary migration.

When: June 28th 2023
Where: Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb (Šubićeva ul. 42)
For archivists, curators, librarians, documentarists, heritage enthusiasts and students
By ICARUS Croatia in partnership with Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research
Educator: Prof. Anne J. Gilliland
The workshop will be held in English (intermediate level recommended).

About the workshop

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