- The latest GHI Bulletin of the German Historical Institute was just published this week, and it includes many features relevant to those who study migration and mobility. In addition to the thematic focus being “Rethinking Cross-Border Connections,” the fall bulletin features reports on three migration-related conferences the GHI cosponsored in the last several months: “Knowledge on the Move: Information Networks During and After the Holocaust,” and “Not Mere Obejcts: Uncovering Children’s Subjectivities in Migration,” as well as “Roads to Exclusion: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Mobility Infrastructures since 1800.”
- A recent conference highlighted “Atlantic Italies: Economic Entanglements between the Americas, Africa and the Mediterranean (15th–19th Centuries).” Read the report of the event held in Zurich last September here.
- A report of the conference “Translations of Migration – Current Research and Debates on the Concepts of Migration and Mobility” held at the University of Oregon in Eugene in April is available here.
- The recent issue of zeitgeschichte Jg. 49, Heft 3, has a thematic focus on “Migrants and Refugees from the 1960s until Today.”
- A recent issue of Past and Present (Vol. 257, Issue Supplement 16, November 2022) features a section on “Specialist Knowledge: Diplomacy, Travel and Medicine,” with contributions on Machiavelli’s rhetorical strategies, early modern missionaries’ accounts of travel in China, and health information in eighteenth-century Italy.
Network book review:
- Review of Matthias Springborn, Jüdische Kinder- und Jugendbildung in Deutschland seit 1945: Schulungskontexte und Wissensbestände im Wandel, by Zarin Aschrafi of the Leibniz-Institut für jüdische Geschichte un Kultur – Simon Dubnow, Leipzig.
Calls for papers:
- “Mapping Multilingual (Counter-)Expertises: Scientific and Political Knowledge Production across Broders in the Long Twentieth Century,” conference to be held at the University of St. Andrews, Aug. 23-24, 2023. Deadline January 30, 2023.
- “Migration and the First World War,” conference to be held online on May 16, 2023, organized by Selena Daly and Anna Maguire of University College London. Deadline February 14, 2023.
- “Colonial Knowledge in a Decolonial Age,” conference to be held at the Centre Marc Bloch and Campus Berlin, Fernuniversität, from April 19-21, 2023. Deadline January 22, 2023.
- New blog on “Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World” by Philip A. Harland, the purpose of which is “to collect, organize, and make public resources for the construction of ethnic relations and ethnographic culture in the ancient Mediterranean and near eastern worlds,” with highlighted contributors Daniel Mitchell, Maia Kotrsits, and James Adam Redfield.
- An interesting format for the exchange of knowledge and information about current migration: the antiAtlas Journal.
Featured image: Cover of the Fall 2022 issue (Vol. 70) of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute.