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 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 in November 2017 at the University of California in Berkeley. The German Historical Institute invites proposals for papers from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations. The deadline for proposals was February 15, 2017.