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emirdağ: the heart of turkish migration to Haarlem – a lecture by Jak den Exter


Monday January 8, 2024

On January 8, cultural anthropologist Jak den Exter (1952) will be in the Verwey Museum Haarlem give a lecture about the area of ​​origin of many Turkish residents Haarlem: Emirdag. About sixty percent of the more than six thousand Turkish Haarlemmers is originally from Emirdağ, a small town surrounded by more than 90 villages in the center of Turkey.

Emirdağ was one of the pioneer villages of Turkish emigration to Europe. Why does such a high concentration of people from Emirdağ live in it Haarlem? And what are the effects of this migration on the Turkish town? Jak den Exter will answer these questions during the lecture.

Den Exter has held various positions, including welfare worker for the Turkish community and tour guide in Turkey. He speaks fluent Turkish and was director of the Netherlands Institute for Higher Education in Ankara between 2006 and 2015. Since 1978 he has visited Emirdağ several times and conducted research into migration patterns and the effects of migration on people and society.

The lecture will be held at our exhibition Turkish Female Pioneers. This exhibition tells the underexposed story of strong, female Turkish migrant workers Haarlem and their daughters and granddaughters. In 2023 it will be sixty years ago that the first Turkish guest workers moved to... Haarlem came to work at companies in the city and the region. Even the fourth generation is now popular Haarlem born!

After the lecture, you are welcome to view the exhibition and have a drink in the museum café.

Emirdağ: The Heart of Turkish Migration to Haarlem – A lecture by Jak den Exter

Date:           Monday January 8, 2024
Time:                 15.00 – 17.00
True:              Verwey Museum Haarlem, Groot Heiligland 47, Haarlem
Costs            lecture €5 + museum entrance €12,50. €5 for museum card holders and free for friends of the museum
Sign Up: activities@verweymuseumhaarlem. Nl by telephone on 023-5422427, or at the desk of Verwey Museum Haarlem