Thursday, February 3, 2011

NEH Summer Seminar: Rethinking International Migration

Here's an announcement for a summer seminar that may be of interest to those working on the history of migration law and policy:
Rethinking International Migration: NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers: UCLA, June 13-July 15, 2011.

Applications are invited to “Rethinking International Migration,” a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers. To be directed by Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, this five week summer seminar will be held at the UCLA campus from June 13 through July 15, 2011. The seminar is open to 16 NEH summer scholars, from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. Principally oriented to teachers of American undergraduate students, the seminar is open to qualified independent scholars, and will include two full-time graduate students. The seminar will be informed by a view that the study of migration resembles the process of migration itself: an activity that cuts across boundaries, in this case intellectual, not political, one best pursued by draw insights and methods from a variety of disciplines. The seminar will seek to expose NEH summer scholars to an interdisciplinary approach to migration studies, via focused discussions of three key areas at the core of migration debates: rights, citizenship, migration policy; the second generation; diasporas and transnationalism. More information can be found here. Applications can be made on line. Applications must be received by no later than March 1, 2011.