Welcome to HISTORY BEYOND BORDERS - Archival records on the East Timor solidarity movement, 1975-1999

The “History Beyond Borders” project shares digitized documents from the global movement in support of the independence of East Timor (now Timor-Leste). The movement operated from 1975 to 1999 in diverse countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, and Timor-Leste itself. The project aims to unearth new documentary evidence from multiple archives and make this evidence available to researchers and the general public, thereby contributing to the state of knowledge in this field, as well as making already-available documents and archival material more widely available.

This site runs on AtoM, a fully web based archival description application that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards. AtoM is an acronym for Access to Memory.

The ICA and its project collaborators are making this application available as open source software to provide archival institutions with a free and easy to use option for putting their archival collections online. See the about page to learn more about the AtoM project.

See the online documentation to learn more about using the software or press the browse button on the right to view some sample data.