28.06.2021 - 30.06.2021 Sara Bernard, University of Glasgow; Yannis Papadopoulos, University of Brasília; Rory Archer, University of Graz/University of Konstanz

The workshop aims at mapping the existence of research and sources which can shed light on non-western experiences and perspectives, as well as solidarities and struggles, that encountered, negotiated and/or challenged the established liberal order in the regulation of labour migration (whether locally, nationally or internationally) and its underlying narrative about migrant workers’ rights and their role in generating development.

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Rev. by Ruth Ennis, Universität Leipzig

Mir Yarfitz is associate professor at Wake Forest University’s Department of History in North Carolina. His first monologue examines how Ashkenazi Jewish migrant sex workers and their managers organized themselves in Buenos Aires between the 1890s and 1930s. While he presents a complex and entangled transnational history of their engagement within international networks, the story he tells is simultaneously specific to Argentina in how these actors self-organized locally through the mutual aid society Varsovia, which provided burial and other services for Jews who were excluded from the broader Jewish community.

By narrating in the perspectives and experiences of those engaged in sex work activities, Yarfitz brings a whole new light to the historiography on transnational migrant prostitution which up until recently has predominantly focused on international law and the role of international reform movements.

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The Yearbook of Transnational History is dedicated to disseminating pioneering research in the field of transnational history. This fourth volume is focused to the theme of exile. Authors from across the historical discipline provide insights into central aspects of research into the phenomenon of exile in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

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By Nataša Jagdhuhn

In its very conception, the museum as an institution functions as a symbol and social lever for the consolidation of the Eurocentric idea of “universal knowledge” production, while concurrently serving the purpose of “civilizing” the “Other”. With the liberation of African countries from colonial grip following World War II, and especially in the 1960s and 1970s, debates around decolonizing museums gained importance among the newly established international circles of museum professionals.

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Conference Reports
07.10.2020 - 09.10.2020 Bettina Brockmeyer (Hamburg/Erlangen); Rebekka Habermas (Göttingen); Ulrike Lindner (Cologne); Auswärtiges Amt; Gerda Henkel Foundation
By Tristan Oestermann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Ana Carolina Schveitzer, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The murder of George Floyd not only sparked demonstrations in the United States and Europe but also fanned the flames of an already ongoing debate about colonialism. Therefore, the conference, which was postponed and then digitized due to Covid-19, had very good timing.[1] It aimed at, as Bettina Brockmeyer put it, bringing together research, arts, and civil society in analyzing colonial memory in Germany as well as in the rest of Europe and, importantly, the Global South.

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01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024, University of Erfurt