The Michael G. Karni Scholarship award is intended to help defray expenses of visiting professors, lecturers, or graduate students from the United States or abroad using the archival sources of the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), with emphasis on projects relating to the Finnish American experience. The deadline is November 1, 2007 to submit an application for travel in 2008. Read the full announcement (pdf).
August 2007 Archives
Two examples of such organizations are documented in the IHRC collection of Refugee Studies Center Records for two of the dominant refugee groups in the Twin Cities area, from Southeast Asia and Somalia.
Two scholars are the recipients of IHRC Ethnic Studies Funds Grants-in-Aid for 2007-2008. With assistance from the Ukrainian American Studies Fund, Halyna Sarancha, from the University of Ternopil, Ukraine, visited the IHRC in Summer 2007 and presented her research on post-war Ukrainian migrations to the United States. Kenyon Zimmer, University of Pittsburgh, will visit the IHRC in 2008 with the support of the Italian American Studies Fund. Kenyon’s research focuses on Jewish and Italian anarchists in the twentieth-century U.S.
The next round for grant-in-aid applications will be posted in Spring 2008.