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In Search OF the Migrant Child: Global Histories of Youth and Migration between Knowledge, Experience, and Everyday Life
Online workshop series (by invitation)

How does age shape experiences of migration? How do migrant children negotiate their positionality within the family, as part of migrant communities or in the new socio-cultural surroundings? How have states addressed children specifically in their efforts to regulate and curtail migration? How does the migration of children and youth catalyze knowledge production?

Those are only a few questions the workshop series “In Search of the Migrant Child: Global Histories of Youth and Migration between Knowledge, Experience, and Everyday Life” aims to address. Three online workshops bring  together a group of historians whose scholarship examines the nexus of childhood and migration from various perspectives and in different historical contexts. In Fall 2022, a conference will conclude the discussions. This series of events is a collaboration between the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies and the German Historical Institute Washington/DC with its Pacific Regional Office at the University of California in Berkeley.

Organized by Friederike Kind-Kovács & Bettina Hitzer (both Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism STUDIES, Dresden), Sheer Ganor (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), and Swen Steinberg (Carleton University, Ottawa / German Historical Institute Washington with its Pacific Regional Office at University of California Berkeley)