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Title [sv]
Historier om flyktingskap i de nordiska länderna
Title [en]
Histories of Refugeedom in the Nordic Countries
Abstract [sv]

Projektbeskrivning

Denna workshopserie syftar till att skapa en grund för att söka förstå hur historien om tvångsflyttningar (forced migration) har format Norden. Workshopparna ska samla framstående forskare för att utveckla ny tvärvetenskaplig kunskap om hur tvångsförflyttningar har hanterats och genomförts i de nordiska länderna. Utgångspunkten är att de nordiska länderna i ett historiskt och samtida perspektiv inte enbart bör förstås som mottagare av flyktingar utan även som orsaken till eller skapare av tvångsmigration och tvångsmigranter, genom exempelvis deportationer.

Inom ramen för workshopserien utforskas därför till exempel olika tvångsmigranters minnen, erfarenheter och berättelser i relation till olika nationella narrativ om migration och flyktingmottagning.

Abstract [en]

Project description

This workshop series takes the first steps towards understanding how histories of forced migrations have shaped the Nordic region. The workshops bring together prominent scholars from the Nordic countries to develop novel cross-disciplinary research on a largely neglected field. We argue that the marginalization of histories of forced migrations – histories of refugees, displaced people, and deportees – in narratives of the Nordic past has obscured a constitutive element in the formation and imagining of the Nordic societies from the 19th century to the present.

We adopt the concept of refugeedom, which refers to a matrix of administrative practices, legal norms, social relations and refugees’ experiences, to examine how Nordic nation-states have managed forced migrations and what these practices tell us about normative and informal boundaries of state membership. We look at the Nordic countries as both receivers and producers of forced migration, the latter through the study of deportations. Importantly, we explore forced migrants’ experiences and memories, as they are particularly understudied in history.

What kinds of memory politics are there at play if we attempt to include forced migrants’ perspectives into national narratives? We employ interdisciplinary and transnational methodologies to encourage scholarly exchanges between historians and social scientists.

Co-InvestigatorThor Tureby, Malin
Project OfficerLeinonen, Johanna
Co-InvestigatorTervonen, Miika
Co-InvestigatorJalagin, Seija
Co-InvestigatorFrøland, Hans Otto
Co-InvestigatorJønsson, Heidi Vad
Co-InvestigatorHoffman, Christhard
Funder
Period
2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31
Keywords [sv]
migranter
Keywords [en]
migrants
National Category
HistoryInternational Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:3066

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