Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th - 21st Centuries

Second Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies

July 13–16, 2022

German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC

The University of Duisburg‐Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) and the National History Center of the American Historical Association (NHC), 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 second International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, which will be held at the GHI in Washington, DC, July 13–16, 2022.

The purpose of this seminar is to promote the historical study of refugees, who are too often regarded as a phenomenon of recent times. By viewing the problem of refugees from a historical perspective, the seminar seeks to complicate and contextualize our understanding of peoples who have fled political or religious conflicts, persecution, and violence. By bringing together 14 advanced PhD students and early postdocs from different parts of the world whose individual research projects examine refugees in different times and places, we intend to give a sense of purpose to this emerging field of study and demonstrate the value of viewing the plight of refugees from a historical perspective.


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