Panel Series on the Nexus of Migration, Youth, and Knowledge

September 27-30, 2018
Panel Series at the Forty-Second Annual German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley), Onur Erdur (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

The panel is sponsored by the Institute and the Transatlantic Program of the European Recovery Program through the “German History: Intersections” project.

The German Historical Institute Washington DC is organizing a panel series on the nexus of migration, youth, and knowledge for the 2018 Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, to be held September 27-30, 2018 in Pittsburgh.

Panel 1: Migrants’ Knowledge and the Economy, 1850-1945 

Panel 77 at the German Studies Association Conference
Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM, Grand Ballroom 4

Moderator: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)
Commentator: Akasemi Newsome (University of California, Berkeley)

Meine Vergangenheit liegt in München, die Zukunft vor mir”: Unaccompanied Jewish Minors on Their Way from Munich to the World

  • Farming a Future: The Youth of the Gross-Breesen and their Paths of Migration
    Sheer Ganor, University of California, Berkeley
  • German-American Printing Networks in the Immigration Accounts of Rep. Richard Bartholdt and Dr. Heinrich Fick
    Hans Leaman, Max Planck Inst.-Religion & Ethnic Diversity
  • Peasants’ Mobility from Polish-German Borderlands and National Identities in the Making, 1890s-1930s
    Andrzej Michalczyk, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • “70c ist zwar ein Haufen Geld”: The Meaning of Money as Reflected in the Correspondence of Young Jewish-Austrian Exiles (1938-1944)
    Jacqueline Vansant, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Panel 2: How Unaccompanied Minors Experience Forced Migration – A Comparison of Current and World War II Refugees  

Panel 191 at the German Studies Association Conference
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM, Grand Ballroom 4

Moderator: Matthew Specter (University of California, Berkeley)
Commentator: Barbara Laubenthal (University of Texas at Austin)

  • “Meine Vergangenheit liegt in München, die Zukunft vor mir”: Unaccompanied Jewish Minors on Their Way from Munich to the World
    Katharina Seehuber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Saving Arthur Kern: A Biographical Study about the French “Kindertransports”
    Lilly Maier
  • Dealing with Uncertainty in the Context of Arrival: Unaccompanied Minors in the EU
    Hannes Kaeckmeister, Strasbourg University

Panel 3: Migrant Youth Cultures and Postwar West Germany

Panel 281 at the German Studies Association Conference
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM, Grand Ballroom 4

Moderator: Onur Erdur (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Commentator: Deniz Göktürk (University of California, Berkeley)

  • “The German Youth of the East”: The German Displaced Youth as Go-Betweens. Conveyors, and Preservers of Knowledge in the Migration Process of German Expellees
    Anne-Christine Hamel, University of Leipzig
  • Troubled Youth in Transit? “Gammler,” Social Axieties, and Moral Panics in 1960s West Germany
    Martin Kalb, Bridgewater College
  • Moving to West Berlin in the 1960s: The Experiences of Young West Germans and Guest Workers in the Siemens Factories
    Stefan Zeppenfeld, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung