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.
Related posts 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
- 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
The Pacific Regional Office of the GHI Washington is facilitating further exploration of the nexus between migration and knowledge with a blog dedicated to the subject called Migrant Knowledge. Occasionally History of Knowledge will cooperate with the new blog by offering relevant cross-posting here.