The new research project “Knowledge Unbound” is opening up innovative areas of research by focussing on key regions such as Africa, the Near and Middle East and the Pacific region.
Through playtime, Jewish refugee children in Shanghai acquired specific knowledge about their new home through sources unavailable to adults refugees.
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As Chinese children and youth immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they had to overcome increasing restrictions on their entry. This piece describes the knowledge they formed and passed on to succeed.
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“What is Art History when the Primary Sensory Organ is the Heart?” ‒ A Conversation with Wendy M.K. Shaw
In October 2019, Wendy M.K. Shaw (Professor of the Art History of Islamic Cultures at Freie Universität Berlin) published her new book, What Is “Islamic” Art? Between Religion and Perception,…
Julie Weise asks how migrants responded to state-driven mandates to control and shape labor migration in the middle decades of the twentieth century.
Der Beitrag In Sickness and in Health: Migrant Citizenships in the Postwar Years erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Andrea Wiegeshoff explorers the interactions of different ways of knowing at the moment of immigration using the 1914 example of Wong Kum Wo in Honolulu.
Der Beitrag Clashing Ways of Knowing at the Moment of Immigration erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Dakar (Senegal) ist seit 2017 Standort der von der Max Weber Stiftung geförderten Transnationalen Forschungsgruppe (TFG) „Die Bürokratisierung afrikanischer Gesellschaften“. In diesem Beitrag stellt Susann Baller die Forschungsschwerpunkte der Gruppe vor.
“The name of the game was globalization of goods, services and finance” and India was increasingly part of it – Interview with Michael Gadbaw
Stefan Tetzlaff, social and economic historian and former research fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington, had the chance to interview Michael Gadbaw, former vice-president and Senior Counsel of General Electric (1990-2008) about his involvement with India. The interview was conducted in Potomac, Maryland, in April 2019.
Marginalized Migrant Knowledge: The Reception of German-Speaking Refugee Historians in West Germany after 1945
The work of both Hans Rosenberg and Raul Hilberg was initially marginalized, but later entered the mainstream of German historiography. Why? What role did migration play in their work and its reception?
Der Beitrag Marginalized Migrant Knowledge: The Reception of German-Speaking Refugee Historians in West Germany after 1945 erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Hirschfeld’s encounters with Islam and Muslims in Indonesia, India, and the Near East “taught him how closely connected the issues of sexual and cultural diversity were.”
Der Beitrag Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
By Birgit Meyer Birgit Meyer is Professor of Religious Studies at Utrecht University. Her research focuses, among other things, on the relationship between religion and society in the present. Trained as…
By Steffen Wöll When Richard Henry Dana Jr. visited San Francisco in 1859 after an absence of almost a quarter of a century, he was informed that, unbeknownst to him,…
Makes a case for not prejudging people smugglers in history or the testimony they left behind in state police records, using the example of Eastern and Central Europe in the interwar period.
Der Beitrag Background Knowledge: Interrogating Perceptions of Smugglers with Joseph Roth erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Revisits Werner Schiffauer’s 1991 classic, Die Migranten aus Subay, which reminds us that “migrants have lives of their own before they arrive in host societies, and they never cease to maintain ties … to the homelands they leave behind.”
Der Beitrag Rebels against the Homeland: Turkish Guest Workers in 1980s West German Anthropology erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Surveys the research on current efforts to leverage professional knowledge and skills among migrant populations for development in their countries of origin. Pays particular attention to a program called Connecting Diaspora for Development.
Der Beitrag Research on Diaspora Knowledge Transfer within a Temporary Return Program erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Thinks about how migrant biographies and autobiographies can be used to understand associated knowledge transfer and translation processes, including their “success” or “failure.” Examples are from Australia after World War Two.
Der Beitrag Migrant Biographies as a Prism for Explaining Transnational Knowledge Transfers erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.
Explores two points in U.S. past when Jewish history and migration studies intersected: 19th-century studies of Jewish migration by local community organizations; and role played by Jewish social scientists in shaping modern migration studies.
Der Beitrag Acquiring Knowledge About Migration: The Jewish Origins of Migration Studies erschien zuerst auf Migrant Knowledge.