The latest issue of The Bulletin of the German Historical Institute has just been published. It includes an interview with GHI Director Simone Lässig on the GHI’s new research focus, “In Global Transit.” In the interview, conducted by former GHI colleague Dr. Nora Hilgert, Dr. Lässig describes the concept of “transit” and several events and projects the institute has already done under the “In Global Transit” banner. She further explains how this research focus arose, the International Standing Working Group that has emerged to study it (and why the response has been so positive), as well as the types of questions the topic raises, future plans, and much more! Here is a brief excerpt in response to the question of how the “transit” perspective addresses open questions in historical migration research:
Download the interview and check out the In Global Transit International Standing Working Group, along with upcoming events. The next virtual lecture in the 2022 series “In Global Transit: Exploring Migrants’ Liminal Spaces and Phases” will be on October 19 with Barbara Lüthi of the University of Leipzig.