The contributions in this anthology explore the linkage between two prominently debated topics: migration on the one hand and memory on the other. It addresses the question of how (im)migration histories as well as (im)migrants themselves and their histories are collectively remembered and represented in different European countries. School textbooks as well as migration museums and exhibitions are analyzed for this purpose. The authors challenge the marginalization of the rich European (im)migration history in the collective memories of many European countries and therewith tackle issues which are inherent to today‘s immigration societies.
Christiane Hintermann, Dr., migration researcher and geographer, is key researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres in Vienna and lecturer at the Institute for Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna. She has been engaged in migration research since the mid-1990s and is the author of a number of articles and contributions in anthologies.
Christina Johansson, Dr. is Ph.D. and Lecturer at the Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmö University, and a key researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres. She has published books, articles and reports on the relationships between state, nation, migration policy and representations of migration