Knowledge and Migration

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.

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Image credits: “Newsstand with Foreign Language Newspapers” (top), Fall 1941, Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017759469/; “Group of immigrants” (upper-right) by Wladyslaw T. Benda (1873-1948), charcoal and watercolor, ca. 1890–1934, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010715066/.