Focusing on the knowledge of migrants makes it possible to examine migrants’ agency in new ways, and it invites us to consider how a focus on migration can change our understanding of knowledge. A related subject is knowledge about migrants and migration, whether in government and politics, scholarly research, or the attitudes and experiences of ordinary people.
The importance of this topic has led to the creation of a blog and a network of scholars called Migrant Knowledge. Occasionally History of Knowledge will collaborate with the new blog by offering relevant cross-postings.
Related Articles on History of Knowledge
- Marginalized Migrant Knowledge: The Reception of German-Speaking Refugee Historians in West Germany after 1945 by Anna Corsten
- Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue by Razak Khan
- Practical Knowledge and Inner-German Migration by Jeannette van Laak
- Mediators of Knowledge: WPA Folklorists and 1930s Migrant Culture by Risto Lenz
- Report: Kinship, Knowledge, and Migration by Lisa Gerlach
- Insights into Loss from the History of Knowledge by H. Glenn Penny
- Migration Statistics and the Making of an International Point of View in the Interwar Period by Yann Stricker
- The Granddaughter’s Dissertation: Some Thoughts on Knowledge about Migration in 1960s Switzerland by Kijan Espahangizi
- Some Useful Categories of Knowledge for Understanding Migration by Allison Schmidt