The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum in Berkeley is designed to bring together a small 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 run by the German Historical Institute Washington 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 first forum will take place from 30 October to 1 November 2017 at the University of California in Berkeley. As participants, the German Historical Institute has selected ten young scholars, especially postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students in the final phase of their dissertation. They will present their research projects with a focus on "Migration and Childhood", "Gender and Migration", "Knowledge, the Media and Diasporas", "Professional Knowledge and Migration" as well as "Policy and Migration".
The next forum will take place in autumn 2018, the call for applications will be published at the beginning of 2018.