In the debate about colonial collections in ethnological and other museums, little attention has been paid to things acquired by European missionaries during conversion practices. These things do not fit into the current discussions of looted art and are barely subject to demands for repatriation.
Trying to understand German migration to the United States in the nineteenth century raises the problem of how the U.S. migration regime shaped the data that researchers rely on in the first place.
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By George Njung. Africans‘ lack of knowledge about our own shared refugee experiences continues to fuel hate and discrimination on the continent. For far too long, the global refugee situation has been misconstrued as static, with certain parts of the globe generating disproportionate numbers of refugees and others perpetually faced with the burden of hosting displaced peoples.
Palestine Potash Limited: Industrial Development in Mandatory Palestine and the Infrastructure of Zionism
By Mona Bieling. The British Mandate for Palestine was officially instated in 1923 by the League of Nations. From its beginning, the Mandate government received applications for the rights to exploit the mineral resources of the Dead Sea and its surrounding areas.
Episode 3: Stereotype, Diskriminierung und Rassismus – Auf den Spuren chinesischer Migration im Pazifikraum
Die dritte Episode unserer Forschungsreise führt uns nach Kalifornien, an das Pacific Regional Office des Deutschen Historischen Instituts Washington. Dort forschen die beiden Historiker Sören Urbansky und Albert Manke zur Geschichte chinesischer Migrationsgemeinschaften im transpazifischen Raum.
New book by Christiane Reinecke, Die Ungleichheit der Städte: Urbane Problemzonen im postkolonialen Frankreich und der Bundesrepublik [The Inequality of Cities: Urban Problem Zones in Postcolonial France and the Federal Republic of Germany] (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021).
New Book: Migrations and Border Processes: Practices and Politics of Belonging and Exclusion in Europe from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century, ed. Margit Fauser, Anne Friedrichs, and Levke Harders (Routledge, 2021).
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The authors discuss disparagement practices using the „invectivity“ approach developed at the TU Dresden. Shaming helps demarcate in-groups from out-groups, feeding communication loops and producing emotions beyond the immediate parties involved.
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readme.txt: „Tabu, Trauma und Identität: Subjektkonstruktionen von PalästinenserInnen in Deutschland und in der Schweiz, 1960-2015“
Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In der Rubrik readme.txt stellen wir die Publikationen der Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Max Weber Stiftung vor. Vier kurze Fragen und Antworten machen…
Using the example of Max Vasmer’s biography, the authors argue that „Slavic Studies in general and in German-speaking countries in particular can and should be studied from the perspective of migrant knowledge.“
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By Alfred Tembo and Jochen Lingelbach. While World War II was ravaging Europe, thousands of Polish people found a safe haven in British colonial Africa. This forgotten history shows us that migration patterns are constantly changing.
Call for a workshop titled „Knowledge on the Move: Information Networks during and after the Holocaust.“ Held by the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington and the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
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Germans Go Subtropical: Migration and the Quest for Environmental-Climatic Knowledge in South America
German migration in subtropical South America began in the early nineteenth century. It lasted for almost 150 years and shaped one of the most extensive projects of transnational forest colonization and global agricultural exchange in history. This experience catalyzed the formation of different bodies of knowledge, many of them currently either lost or “fugitive,” as … Continue reading Germans Go Subtropical: Migration and the Quest for Environmental-Climatic Knowledge in South America
New essay collection: ‚Navigating Socialist Encounters: Moorings and (Dis)Entanglements between Africa and East Germany during the Cold War‘ edited by Eric Burton, Anne Dietrich, Immanuel R. Harisch, and Maria Schenck – open access at De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
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