Knowledge about the ‘Migrant Woman’ as an Alibi for State Inaction in the Federal Republic of Germany
West German experts emphasized cultural otherness as an impediment to the employment—and “emancipation”—of Turkish migrant women instead of attending to the women’s testimony about the practical impediments they faced in a system built on the unpaid labor of housewives.
The ‘Manchurian Archive’ and the Discourse on ‘Lost’ and ‘Returned’ Documents in China
Documents from the Qing dynasty’s borderlands are crucial for understanding migrations in these regions, but accessing and contextualizing them is complicated by a unique set of political and archival challenges from the past and present.
News from the Network
News about various contributions and awards from the Migrant Knowledge Network. Members are invited to share theirs as well.
New Book from the Network: Jewish Consumer Cultures
Paul Lerner, Uwe Spiekermann, and Anne Schenderlein have a new book, Jewish Consumer Cultures in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe and North America (Palgrave, 2022).
New Book from the Network: Yiddish Revolutionaries in Migration
Frank Wolff’s Yiddish Revolutionaries in Migration: The Transnational History of the Jewish Labour Bund is now available in an affordable paperback.
New Book from the Network: Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer
Susanne Korbel and Philipp Strobl have co-edited a new volume titled Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror: Mediations Through Migrations (Routledge, 2022).
News from the Network: Digital History
Open-access publication on digital history edited by Simone Lässig with other contributions from the Migrant Knowledge network and blog.
Reflections on Children’s Agency (in Migration)
Reflections on children’s agency in historiography in the run-up to a workshop on the theme. The authors engage with Sarah Mazah’s 2020 article in the American Historical Review.
#MigKnow Notes 13
An occasional roundup of resources for the study of migration and knowledge: calls, events, readings, etc.
Call: Historicizing the Refugee Experience
Call: Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st centuries – Second Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies – Washington, DC, July 13–16, 2022 – Deadline: November 21, 2021