Migrant Knowledge

#MigKnow Notes 10

A lot of good work is coming out and being made available online during these exceptional times. There are the excellent contributions of colleagues currently making their way through our editing pipeline, but for now we’d simply like to share a few of the other things on the web that have caught our attention:

Balint Varga, “‘America’ in Rural Hungary around 1900: Migration Networks and Rural Press in Creating Transnational Knowledge,” Connections: A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, June 19, 2020. The abstract reads,

This paper shows how knowledge about migration possibilities and the American way of life emerged and spread in antebellum Hungary through two channels, personal networks, and local newspapers. The paper argues that these two sources interrelated and mutually shaped each other. It also demonstrates the importance provincial papers played for migrants, to-be-migrants, and their communities.

RESTRICA: Visions of current and past forced scientific exiles,” a multimedia project that mixes scholarship and art by Pierre-Jérôme Adjedj (photographer) and Pascale Laborier (researcher).

Blog Series: The Consequences of COVID-19 for Forced Migration and Refugees at the FluchtforschungsBlog (Flight Research Blog). Ulrike Krause explains the rapidly growing series with a piece available in both English and German. The same post, dated May 30, 2020, contains a list of related pieces by others, most of them in English.

Many events are also being held online. One is “Nazi Forced Labor: History and Aftermath.” This International Digital Winter School for Educators is offered by the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre and the Arolsen Archives, March 15–19, 2021.

You can find more relevant notices and conversations on Twitter with the hashtags #migknow, #migrationhistory, and #histknow, as well as by following our account there, @migknow.

Featured image: “Émigration de paysans allemands allant s’embarquer pour l’Amérique,” 1870, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.