In Search for the Migrant Child: Global Histories of Youth and Migration between Knowledge, Experience, and Everyday Life
Online workshop (by invitation), May 18-19, 2021
The topic of child migration occupies a critical role in contemporary debates about global mobilities, forced migration and the intensification of ethno-nationalist xenophobia. This first workshop on “‘Extra’-Ordinary Sources of Child Migrants’ Past Lives” in a workshop series aims to amplify the historical dimensions of this phenomenon, bringing together a group of historians whose scholarship examines the nexus of childhood and migration from various perspectives and in different historical contexts. Adopting a transnational lens, the workshop opens a discussion that explores child and youth migration as a multifaceted phenomenon that is central to the historical analyses of migration more broadly.
Organized by Friederike Kind-Kovács (Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism STUDIES, Dresden), Sheer Ganor (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), and Swen Steinberg (University of Toronto / German Historical Institute Washington with its Pacific Regional Office at University of California Berkeley)