Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum in Berkeley is designed to bring together a transatlantic group of ten junior scholars from Germany, Europe and North America to explore new research questions in the history of migration. The program is funded by the ZEIT-Stifung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and focuses particularly on questions arising from interlacing the perspectives of migration and knowledge.

The knowledge of migrants and their role as producers and translators of knowledge has so far received very limited attention. Existing research on this topic predominantly focuses on the early modern period and colonial history. Consequently, the Bucerius Young Scholars Forum aims to look at this phenomenon from a supra-epochal, transregional and also interdisciplinary perspective.

The Young Scholars Forum is open to post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations. In addition to historians, we also encourage young scholars working in the fields of social sciences, political sciences, anthropology, migration and area studies to apply. Applications should include a short proposal (750 words max.) and a one-page CV.

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