Why the History of Knowledge Matters in a Digital History of Migration

“Trying to understand German migration to the United States in the nineteenth century raises the problem of how the U.S. migration regime shaped the data that researchers rely on in the first place.”

In a recent post on the renowned Migrant Knowledge blog, our own Dr. Sebastian Bondzio (currently Gerda Henkel Fellow for Digital History at the GHI in Washington DC and the RRCHNM at George Mason University) reflects upon the necessity for and potentials of a history of knowledge when working with ‘historical big data’ on migration.

Read the full blog post here.


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