MINELRES: Workshop: Paths of Integration, Osnabrueck, 20-21 June 2003

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Original sender: Lucian Branea <lucianb@dial.kappa.ro> 

Workshop: Paths of Integration. Similarities and Differences in the
Settlement Process of Immigrants in Europe, 1880-2000 
organized by Leo Lucassen, CGM/Amsterdam and Jochen Oltmer,
IMIS/Osnabrěck University of Osnabrěck / IMIS, Germany, 20/21 June 2003
Kolpingstr. 7 H├rsaalgeb─ude 01/E01 D-49069 Osnabrěck, Germany 

Information: Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies
Tel. ++49/541/969 4384
Fax ++49/541/969 4380
e-mail: imis@uni-osnabrueck.de

The workshop is open to the interested public.
Please give us your registration until 13 June 2003.

The integration of immigrants in the United States has interested
migration scholars already for a century. In the 1990s an interesting
and heated discussion emerged about the question, if and to what extent
the new - post 1965 immigration to the U.S. will lead to similar
integration and assimilation processes as in the case of the equally
massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe between 1880 and
1920. So far this debate, admirable summarised by Nancy Foner in her
book From Ellis Island to JFK, has had virtually no resonance in Europe.

Although migration research in the old world across the disciplines has
made considerable progress in the last decades, the canyon separating
historians and social scientists working on migration is much deeper and
communication even more sparing than in the American case. As most
European states experienced immigration from the end of the 19th century
onwards, however, the issues and questions raised in the US-debate are
relevant for Europe as well, and it is high time to organize this
discussion by bringing together migration-specialists from both the
social sciences and the historical discipline. 

The workshop is an initiative of the Institute for Migration und
Intercultural Studies (IMIS), the IMIS Graduate College Migration in
Modern Europe of the University of Osnabrěck/Germany and the Center for
the History of Migrants (CGM), an interdisciplinary joint venture of the
University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Nijmegen University and the
International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam/the

Papers are published on the IMIS home page (www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de,
see: Tagungen&Vortr─ge) and distributed before the workshop. They will
not be read. Referees are given 12 minutes to frame their paper. The
commentators will then limit themselves to 20-30 minutes, so that enough
time for discussion remains.


Friday, 20 June 2003

Welcome: Jochen Oltmer
Introduction: Leo Lucassen

Session 1       U.S.-European Comparisons
Nancy Foner, New York State University, Anthropology
Immigration Past and Present: Some U.S.-European
Dorothee Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, History
Paths of Immigration, Paths of Integration: American
Immigrants look at their Americanization
Chair and commentator: Leo Lucassen


Session 2       National Experiences
Knut Kjeldstadli, University of Oslo, History
Substantial or Relational Explanations? The Exclusion and
Inclusion of Newcomers - the Norwegian Case
Marie-Claude Blanc-Chal╩ard, University of Paris, History
Old and New Immigrants in France
Barbara Dietz, University of Munich, Eastern European Studies
Opportunities and Frictions: the Integration Path of Ethnic
Germans, 1950-2000
B╩n╩dicte Chaix, University of Grenoble, English
The Problematics of Integration for Southern Italian Immigrants
in Great Britain: Specific Interest into the Sicilian Case
Laure Teuli╔res, University of Toulouse, History
The Rural Dimension at Stake. The Case of Italian Immigration
in South Western France
Leo Lucassen, University of Amsterdam, History
The Discomfort of Colour: Caribbean Migrants in Great Britain
Chair and commentator: Thijl Sunier


Session 3       Divergent International Comparisons
Laurence Brown, American University Paris, History and Social
Different Paths: Generational Dynamics in the Integration and
Exclusion of Caribbean Migrants to Britain and France (post 1945)
Anita B├cker, University of Nijmegen, Law
Paths of Integration of Turks in the Netherlands and Germany
Mark-Anthony Falzon, University of Malta, Anthropology
A Passage from India. Trajectories of Economic Integration in
London and Mediterranean Europe.
Jason Pribilsky, North Central College, Chicago, Anthropology
Gender, State Involvement, and Transnational Linkages: What
Ecuadorian Migration to the U.S. can tell us about Ecuadorian
Migrants in Spain
Chair and commentator: Leslie Page Moch

Saturday, 21 June 2003

Session 4       Old and New Migrants and the City
Michael Esch, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, History
Adaptation and Appropriation of Urban Space: On Community
Building and its Impacts on Immigrant Strategies. Immigrants
from Eastern Europe in Paris 1895-1914
Dorota Praszalowicz, Jagiellonian University, KrakŇw,
Polish Migrations to Berlin in the Past and in the Present
Clelia Caruso, University of Trier, History
The post-WWII Italian Community in Seraing/Li╔ge: a
Transnational Social Space
Chair and commentator: David Feldman


Session 5       State and Society Responses
David Feldman, Birkbeck College London, History
State Policies and Integration: the Rights of Immigrants and their 
Consequences for the Settlement Process in Britain since 1880
Karen Sch├nw─lder, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fěr
Sozialforschung, Political Studies Assigning the State its
Rightful Place? Migration, Integration and the State in Germany,
Then and Now
Barbara Schmitter Heisler, Gettysburg College, Sociology and
Trade Unions and Immigrant Incorporation: Then and Now,
Here and There
Thijl Sunier, University of Amsterdam, Anthropology
Explaining the Reactions of Nations to Religious Newcomers
Marlou Schrover, University of Leiden, History
Immigrant Organisations in the Netherlands, Then and Now
Chair and commentator: Dorothee Schneider


Concluding Session
Commentator: Leo Lucassen


Priv.Doz. Dr. Jochen Oltmer
Universit─t Osnabrěck
Institut fěr Migrationsforschung
und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS)
Neuer Graben 19/21
49069 Osnabrěck
Tel. 0541/969-4365
Fax. 0541/969-4380
email: joltmer@uni-osnabrueck.de

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