November 2011 Archives

Visiting Scholars Receive Awards to Travel to IHRC in 2011-2012

The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota extended offers of award to nine visiting scholars in 2011-2012 for research projects using the Center's historical collections.

"Cornerstones" Documentary Reveals Community Ethnic Relations

"Cornerstones," a documentary about the history of North Minneapolis as a changing ethnic neighborhood, premiered on Twin Cities Public Television on Sunday, Nov. 13, and can be streamed from a University of Minnesota website. IHRC Archivist Daniel Necas and researchers from the Houses of Worship project consulted with researchers working on the film.

New finding aid for Carl Ross Papers

In the spring of 2011, Student Assistant Mia Overly working with IHRC archives staff processed the papers of Carl Ross, labor activist and historian of Finnish American immigration. A new finding aid is now available on the IHRC web site.

Instructor: Prof. Donna Gabaccia (CLA 3500/ GloS 4900): This interdisciplinary senior seminar introduces students with global competencies (language, earlier study on Asia, Africa, Europe or Latin America) to collaborative research through the digital humanities.

Instructor: Prof. Katherine Fennelly, PA5452: Introduction to the most important issues and to authors who have written about proposals for immigration reform in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany

The Archival Summer Seminar, organized by the German Historical Institute, is a two-week program for advanced graduate students in German historical studies. The majority of the time in Germany will be spent in various German archives where participants will be trained to read old German script, discuss research methods, and become prepared for prospective dissertation research trips. Applications are due December 31, 2011.