Migrant Knowledge

#MigKnow Notes 19

Call for submissions—Publications

Network member Victoria Van Orden Martínez, together with Ewa Koźmińska-Frejlak and Christine Schmidt, is co-editing a thematic section of History of Intellectual Culture titled “A Postwar Republic of Letters? Gender, Archiving, and Knowledge Production after the Holocaust.” The full call can be found here. The deadline is June 19, 2024.

Calls for Papers—Conferences

The Gesellschaft für Stadtgeschichte und Urbanisierungsforschung (GSU) has issued a call for papers for a conference on the subject of urban border construction and crossing. The call is directed at doctoral and postdoctoral students engaged in research on the history of cities in the modern era. The in-person conference will be held in Salzburg, Austria, on November 15-16, 2024. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2024.

A conference at the Université Clermont Auvergne will be held on November 25-27, 2024, under the title “Displaced, Exiled: Thinking and Making Europe through the Experience of Exile and Displacement (20th–21st century)”. See the CfP here. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

The online workshop “Global Dress and Migration in History,” organized by Dr. Svenja Bethke (University of Leicester) and Dr. Eliza cKee (New York University), examines the history of migration through the lens of dress in a global dimension. See the CfP here; deadline June 21, 2024. The digital workshop will be held on November 29-30, 2024.

The conference “Umweltveränderungen und Migration,” organized by the Arbeitsbereich Zeitgeschichte of the University of Paderborn, will be held on September 16-17, 2024. The conference will examine the question of whether environmental changes can be proven as factors of historical migration processes. The call for papers is open until June 30, 2024.

Upcoming Conferences

The Arbeitskreis Jüdisches Schwaben (AKJS), the University of Tübingen, and the Academy of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart have organized a conference under the title “Migration – Mobilität – Verwurzelung. Jüdische Siedlungsgeschichte Schwaben. The conference will be held on June 13-14, 2024, in Stuttgart. Registration will be open until May 30, 2024.

On June 28-29, 2024, the German Historical Institute and its Pacific Office, in collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation, the University of London, the Wiener Holocaust Library, London, as part of the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership (HGRP) and the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, will convene a workshop titled “Archives in/of Transit: Historical Perspective from the 1930s to the Present” in Los Angeles. The workshop will examine “new ways of thinking about archives, archival records, and other artifacts historians might use as primary sources to gain deeper insight into the history of migrants in transit and the knowledge they possessed, produced, transmitted, or lost.” The program will comprise six panels, addressing topics as Silence and Experience, Music and Fashion, or Solidarity, Gender, and Activism. Click here for the complete program and description.

Upcoming Lectures

The working group “Art Production and Art Theory in the Age of Global Migration” of the Ulmer Verein für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften e.V. has organized a Migratory Lecture Series between May and July. The next lecture on June 5th will be on “Fashion’s Transnational Inequalities: Reflections on Exploitative Industry and the Biases of Scholarship” by Anna-Mari Almila from the Sapienzia University of Rome. While this lecture will take place in Vienna, the location varies with each lecture and online participation will be available.

“Fremd im Land – Aus- und Zuwanderung im heutigen Rheinland-Pfalz von der Frühen Neuzeit bis heute” is the title of a lecture series currently being held by the Institut für Geschichte Landeskunde Rheinland-Pfalz. The next lecture is entitled “Von Mosel und Saar nach Rio Grande do Sul – Auf den Spuren deutscher Auswanderer in Südbrasilien” and will be given by Tafarel Schmitt of the University of Mainz. The lectures are in-person and take place at various locations in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Conference Report

By Nikolai Wehrs, on “Migration in der Moderne. Systeme – Wege – Erfahrungen – Konflikte” was the title of a conference organized by the Archiv für Sozialgeschichte of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on October 23-24, 2023, in Bonn.

Book reviews

In 2023 Richard Kirkland published his book Irish London: A Cultural History 1850-1916. It is a study of the city’s Irish migrant culture that emerged in the years following the Irish Famine (1845-1852), when more than 100,000 Irish moved to London. Martin Christ of the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the Universität Erfurt recently wrote a review for H-Soz-Kult.

Progrom im Scheunenviertel: Antisemitismus in der Weimarer Republik und die Berliner Ausschreitungen 1923 by Karsten Krampitz was published by Verbrecher Verlag in 2023. In his book, Krampitz examines not only the pogrom of 5-7 November 1923 itself but also the political context of antisemitic violence in the Weimar Republic. Kathrin Hansen wrote a recent review for H-Soz-Kult.

The anthology Migration und Migrationspolitik in Europa 1945-2020, edited by Jakob Schönhagen and Ulrich Herbert, was published by Wallenstein Verlag in 2023. In fifteen chapters, the scholars present various case studies on recent European migration history, with the majority focusing on one state each. Pertti Ahonen of the University of Jyväskylä wrote a review for H-Soz-Kult.

Featured image: Cover of Richard Kirkland’s book, Irish London: A Cultural History 1950-1916, which was recently reviewed.

Thanks are due to Tabe Ritterbeeks for compiling this list.

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