In Search of the Migrant Child
Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022
Conference at UC Berkeley | Conveners: Friederike Kind-Kovács & Bettina Hitzer (Hannah Arendt Institute, Dresden), Sheer Ganor (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), and Swen Steinberg (GHI Washington; Pacific Office at University of California Berkeley)
Organized by the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies and the German Historical Institute Washington/DC with its Pacific Regional Office, hosted by the Institute for European Studies at the University of California in Berkeley
Register to attend virtually (Public portions on Sept. 20 & 21 only)
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 of this International Standing Working Group. 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.