Migrant Knowledge

News from the Network

  • Nino Vallen has joined the GHI (Pacific Office) and our network. He is a historian of Latin America and the Pacific World. His current research project explores the role of the Chinese migrant worker in the stories people told in South America in disputes about the exploitation of natural resources from about 1850 to 1950.
  • Philipp Strobl’s essay collection, Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror (London/New York: Routledge, 2022), which he coedited with Susanne Korbel, was reviewed in Jewish Culture and History by Charlie Night. Knight highlights the importance of the Migrant Knowledge approach:

Since 2017, scholars such as Simone Lässig and Swen Steinberg have highlighted that whilst the interactions between knowledge spaces and producers is recognised for certain individual actors (citing explorers, colonizers, missionaries, traders and diplomats), migrants were yet to be studied. This intersection has led to fruitful research by scholars across the globe ...

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Featured image: Cover of the new double issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 69 (Fall 2021 & Spring 2021), displaying the GHI’s new radial corporate design (images will vary).