Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th - 21st Centuries

Third Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) and the American Historical Association (AHA), in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM), the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), are pleased to announce the third International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, which will be held at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) in Duisburg, July 4–7, 2023.

The seminar is hosted by Jan C. Jansen (UDE), Dane Kennedy (George Washington University) and Simone Lässig (GHI). The participants will be joined by a group of leading senior scholars in the field of refugee history, including Delphine Diaz (University of Reims-Institut universitaire de France), Ilana Feldman (George Washington University), Peter Gatrell (University of Manchester) and Susanne Lachenicht (University of Bayreuth).

This seminar is supported by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the ERC project “Atlantic Exiles”, the German Historical Institute, InZentIM and the KHK/GCR21. For more information on the seminar and its previous cohorts, visit its website at https://rhs.hypotheses.org.


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