Montag, 24. Februar 2020, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

Workshop: Minnesota School

The Minnesota School of Migration and Refugee Studies in Europe

Seminarraum 1, Institut für Geschichte (1. Stock)
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs



9:00 a.m. Welcome Annemarie Steidl (University of Vienna)


9:15 a.m. Donna Gabaccia (Professor emerita, University of Toronto, Former Director of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota): “Introduction: The Minnesota School as Transnational Scholarship”


9:45 a.m. Dirk Hoerder (Professor emeritus, Arizona State University and University of Bremen): “The Minnesota School and Transcultural Histories of Migration in the Bremen Project”


10:30 a.m. Panel 1: Migration in Geopolitical Spaces Anna Mazurkiewicz (University Gdansk): “Transnational Patterns in Cold War Migrations – Emerging Research Agenda for International Research Teams” Florence Vychytil-Baudoux (EHESS, Paris): “Polonia or Polonias? Polish Immigrant Communities and Their Political Practices during the Cold War” Simone Cinotto (University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo): “The Puerto Ricans and Italians of New York, 1920– 1960: Migration and Mobilization in the Atlantic Space” Moderator/Chair: Donna Gabaccia


12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch


1:30 p.m. Panel 2: Transnational Circulations, Part 1 Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik and Aleksej Kalc (Inštitut za slovensko izseljenstvo in migracije, Ljubljana): “The (Un)Explored Epistolary Sources and Slovenian Migrations: A Slow Work in Progress” Rim Triki (Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis ISSHT, Tunis): “On the Track of Return Migration from the United States to Europe (1890s-1930s)” Daniel Necas (University of Minnesota): “Digitizing Immigrant Letters” Moderator/Chair: Annemarie Steidl


3:00 p.m. Coffee break


3:15 p.m. Panel 3: Transnational Circulations, Part 2 Barbara Lüthi (University of Koln) and Christa Wirth (University of Agder, Norway): “The Nexus of Agency – Knowledge in Migration Studies” Barbara Louis (University of Vienna): “Jewish Women Refugees Carving out Professional and Academic Space in Social Work after 1933: The Case of Gisela Konopka and her Transatlantic Entanglements in Social Group Work” Johanna Leinonen (Turku University): “Minnesota School as an Inspiration for Studying Forced Mobilities in Finland” Moderator/Chair: Ursula Lehmkuhl (University of Trier)


5:00-5:45 p.m. Nancy Green (École des hautes études en sciences social, Paris): “Concluding Remarks: The Minnesota School Comes into its Own – with Thanks to Donna Gabaccia”

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Annemarie Steidl, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

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Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
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