Workshop: Disruptions as a Cause and Consequence of Migration in Human History

Project: Research project

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Workshop: Disruptions as a Cause and Consequence of Migration in Human History Workshop: Disruptions as a Cause and Consequence of Migration in Human History Although migration has been integral to the development of human societies since the emergence of our species and has continuously reshaped the economic, ethnic, and political dynamics of various societies over time, virtually no collaboration exists between scholars examining contemporary and past migrations. This two-day workshop will bring sociocultural anthropologists, bioarchaeologists, archaeologists, and select historians who study migration into direct dialogue. Since anthropology is the only discipline that studies humankind from its origins to the present, the workshop provides an unique opportunity to synthesize research on contemporary and past migrations. Through discussions of theoretical issues and individual case study papers, we will analyze the extent to which environmental and social disruptions have been a cause of migration over time and whether these migratory flows have in turn led to disruptive consequences for the societies that receive them. The objective is to develop an integrative intellectual framework for understanding the relationship between disruptions and population displacement from prehistory to the present. We anticipate that this workshop and eventual book publication will inspire other anthropologists to collaborate across subdisciplinary boundaries on similar broad topics of mutual interest in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of social processes throughout human history.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/126/30/12

Funding

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation: $10,000.00

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