Kategorie: Migrationsgeschichte

Knowledge about the ‘Migrant Woman’ as an Alibi for State Inaction in the Federal Republic of Germany

West German experts emphasized cultural otherness as an impediment to the employment—and “emancipation”—of Turkish migrant women instead of attending to the women’s testimony about the practical impediments they faced in a system built on the unpaid labor of housewives.

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The ‘Manchurian Archive’ and the Discourse on ‘Lost’ and ‘Returned’ Documents in China

Documents from the Qing dynasty’s borderlands are crucial for understanding migrations in these regions, but accessing and contextualizing them is complicated by a unique set of political and archival challenges from the past and present.

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Colonial Correspondence and Knowledge Production: Elizabeth Simcoe and her Personal Networks

The intimate and personal network of an imperial official’s well-educated wife who migrated with her husband temporarily to the colonies served as a conduit for the sharing and formation of knowledge about Britain’s empire in the late eighteenth century.

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Between Fact and Fiction: The Fabrication of Migrant Knowledge in Professional and Personal Correspondence

What migrants relay about a host country to their country of origin is shaped by competing pressures that transform knowledge. The reports of two London-based correspondents to prerevolutionary Russia illustrate this point.

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Wanderer zwischen den Welten

Für deutsche Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler war die Türkei nach 1933 ein wichtiger Zufluchtsort. Der Romanist und Germanist Traugott Fuchs war einer der wenigen, die nach dem Krieg am Bosporus blieben und dort eine neue Heimat fanden. Sein facettenreicher Nachlass wird nun vom Orient-Institut Istanbul wissenschaftlich erschlossen. Dieser Beitrag erschien erstmalig in der aktuellen Ausgabe unseres Magazins „Weltweit vor Ort“ 02/21.

„Deine Welt ist eine andere geworden“

Wie verstehen und prägen Menschen die Welt, die an Migrationsprozessen beteiligt sind? Forscherinnen und Forscher am Deutschen Historischen Institut in Washington (DHI Washington) untersuchen im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts den Wissensaustausch deutschsprachiger Migrantinnen und Migranten in den USA im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Dabei spielen auch die Möglichkeiten der Digitalen Geschichte eine zentrale Rolle.

The Contradictions of Irawati Karve: A Conversation

Irawati Karve earned her doctorate in interwar Berlin before returning to India, where she pursued a career in anthropology. Discussing her work is difficult because she both rejected and adopted claims from the now infamous Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics.

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