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2020 EDAC virtual meeting

Members of the European Ego-Documents Archive and Collections Network (EDAC) convened for a virtual meeting on 17 October 2020. The focus of the meeting were discussions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected individual organisations and about the prospective 2021 EDAC conference. The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is the Secretariat of EDAC. Kristine Racina, the […]

Film about diaries: “Diaries. Inscribed in history”

Diary film : Inscribed in history. The Collection of Women’s Estates at the University of Vienna from Collection of Women’s Estates on Vimeo . 2014, 20 minutes (in German). The work of the Sammlung Frauennachlässe is presented on the basis of selected diary collections from the collection of women’s estates, basic questions of genre discussions from auto / biographical sources are discussed […]

1st EDAC Meeting, Amsterdam 2015

“Europe’s Treasure Hunters: The founding of a network of European diary archives and collections” By Philipe Lejeune, translated from French to English by Jeanne-Marie Soeting-Hellinger* Amsterdam, June 5, 2015. About fifteen people from autobiographical archives throughout Europe have come together at the Meertens Institute, which houses the Nederlands Dagboekarchief, founded in 2010 by Mirjam Nieboer […]

2nd EDAC Meeting, Vienna 2018

After a smaller scale network meeting at the “Deutsches Tagebucharchiv” [German Diary Archive] in Emmendingen in late autumn 2017, the second EDAC network meeting took place in Vienna on 19 and 20 October 2018. The two-day event was organised by the “Sammlung Frauennachlässe” [Collection of Women’s Personal Papers] at the University of Vienna’s Department of […]

June 2015: European Diary Archives and Collections (EDAC) is founded

In June 2015, a network of collections of auto/biographical writings or – at first defined more narrowly – of diary archives and collections was founded in Amsterdam. It was initiated by Miriam Nieboer, Monica Soeting and Nina Wijsbek from the “Nederlands Dagboekarchief” [Dutch Diary Archive], and it was agreed to name this European network “EDAC […]

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