It is tedious and exhausting to identify and name mechanisms of disadvantage. To remember those anecdotes that keep coming back, although you don’t want to remember. Memories that eventually become part of your own narrative about yourself, although yo…
“The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt” – Interview with Rim Naguib
Rim Naguib’s article, “The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt”, was published by the Arab Studies Journal this fall. In this interview, Rim discusses her research interests, her recent article, and the complex relationships between colonial legacies and processes of national independence in (interwar) Egypt.
Taboo, Trauma and Identity: Subject Constructions of Palestinians in Germany and in Switzerland, 1960 to 2015
By Sarah El Bulbeisi. Since 1947, more than 700,000 Palestinians have been displaced from their homes in what is now Israel, and have become refugees. As a traumatic experience, the Nakba has become a crucial part of the collective memory and the identities of the Palestinians.
Interview with Samuli Schielke. Samuli Schielke’s latest book, Migrant Dreams: Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States (AUC Press, 2020), is a vivid ethnography of Egyptian migrants to the Arab Gulf states. It investigates the imagination that migration thrives on, and the hopes and ambitions generated by the repeated experience of leaving and returning home.
Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age – Interview with John P.R. Eicher
Earlier this year, the monograph “Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age” by John P.R. Eicher was published by Cambridge University Press, in the Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. We talked with the author about the origins of his book, the role of institutions for diasporic groups and links between his research and today’s world.
Lorella Viola and Machteld Venken at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History seek applications for a large panel on „Doing Historical Research on Migration in the Digital Age.“ Deadline: November 20, 2020.
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„Migration“ is not a stable, preexisting category but rather a product of societal processes that shape what the term comprises. We must take these entanglements with the past into account in our present-day research.
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By Ronit Ricci How are the plights of Adam, first man and, according to Islamic tradition, also first prophet; Sita, heroine of the Ramayana; and the 18th century Javanese king…
Introduction to a blog mini-series about children and youth as go-betweens in migration contexts, whether young people have migrated or knowledge itself: „Go-Betweens: A Miniseries on Youth, Migration, and Knowledge Transfer.“
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Sabina García Peter, Nina Lawrenz and Tanja Wälty (Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies, Freie Universität Berlin) In the current crisis, issues that have long been critically discussed and…
This article is part of the TRAFO series Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’. Today, we put the spotlight on the conference “Environments of Exile: Refugees, Nature, and Representations”,…
Von Mustafa Switat In der Zeit des Kalten Krieges bildete der Austausch von Wissen einen der Hauptpunkte der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Ostblockstaaten und manchen arabischen Ländern, begünstigt durch eine formalisierte technischwissenschaftliche Kooperation. Das wichtigste…
Migration and Xenophobia Across the Pacific in the Time of COVID‐19 Current Problems in Their Historical Context – a Virtual Panel Discussion
In this panel discussion, the conveners provide a forum for discussing the rise of anti‐Asian sentiment and sinophobia across the Pacific.
We regularly introduce scholars that work in the project by letting them answer three short questions. Today, we talk to Sören Urbansky, a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Sören…
Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers
This article is part of the TRAFO series Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’. Today, we put the spotlight on the symposium “Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents,…
Germans translated Buddhist texts in Germany, and they migrated to British Ceylon in order to get closer to Buddhism. Their Buddhist practices ended up changing Buddhism’s relationship to texts in their South Asian home.
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“I Study Who Was Mobile and How the State, Local Communities, and Residents Dealt With Migration” – 5in10 with Levke Harders
Levke Harders is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC and Assistant Professor of Modern History and Gender History at Bielefeld University. She is currently…