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Annemarie Cottaar


Annemarie Cottaar studied Social and Economic History at the University of Leiden. In 1996 she was granted a PhD for her dissertation on the history of Caravan Dwellers in the Netherlands (1870-1945). She is coordinator of the Centre for the History of Migrants in Amsterdam and initiator of books and exhibitions about the history of migrants in the Netherlands. Her publications are about migrants in The Hague (1998), women from Surinam who came to the Netherlands in the 1950s (2003), about colonial migrants from the Dutch East Indies (2006) and guest workers from Morocco (2009). In 2003 she founded the Historical Image Archive on Migrants at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam with photo’s from private collections.



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