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Oral History Working Seminar: Doing Migrant and Labor History

CfUs' welfare state-, migration and education scholars are hosting a seminar on using oral history method when researching migrant and labor history. Historian and journalist, Nina Trige Andersen, will guest lecture based on her extensive work with labor migration from the Philippines to Denmark. Assistant professor Jin Hui Li, CfU, will present a working paper regarding oral histories gathered from migrant children that attended school in Denmark from 1970s to the 1990s. The seminar takes place at AAU in Copenhagen on October 4th 2019.

Lagt online: 25.08.2019

Oral History Working Seminar: Doing Migrant and Labor History

Welfare state-, migration and education scholars from Centre for Education Policy Research (CfU) are hosting a seminar on using the oral history method, taking it's departure within research of migrant and labor migration history. Historian and journalist, Nina Trige Andersen, will guest lecture based on her extensive work with labor migration from the Philippines in Denmark. Jin Hui Li will be presenting a working paper regarding oral histories gathered from former migrant children of the 1970s throught he 1990s. Li is a part of the interdisciplinary AAU reseach project "FLOW", working on the migrant education workpackage alongside Professor Mette Buchardt and Research Assistant Nanna Ramsing Enemark. Buchardt will bid welcome at the seminar and talk more about the project on Global flows of migrants and their impact on North European Welfare States (FLOW)

Friday October 4, 2019, 9.00-12.00

The working seminar takes place:

Copenhagen: A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2.1.021
Videolink Aalborg: Kroghstræde 3, room 2.107

 

Programme

09.00-09.10:

Welcome by Professor Mette Buchardt

Professor Mette Buchardt is the Head of Centre for Education Policy Research (CfU) & member of the steering committee of the AAU Research project: FLOW - Global flows of migrants and their impact on North European Welfare States, Aalborg University.

 

09.10-10.10:

Guest lecture:  Historian and journalist Nina Trige Andersen

Labor history from the margins: Oral history and private archives as key to re-interpreting narratives on labor migration and migrant labor in Denmark

Nina Trige Andersen is a labor- and migration historian and has written extensively on labor migration from the Philippines to Denmark from the 1950s onwards. Lately, Trige Andersen has published “'Labor Pioneers. Economy, Labor, and Migration in Filipino-Danish Relations 1950-2015', Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019. In the lecture, Trige Andersen will present her latest book (seen below) and discuss how she has used oral history as part of the methodology. 45 minutes lecture followed by 15 minutes Q&A.

10.10-10.30:

Coffee break. 

 

10.30-11.00:

Presentation of FLOW-working paper: Assistant professor Jin Hui Li

“Feeling Strange”– Oral histories of newly arrived migrant children’s experiences of schooling in Denmark from the 1970s to the 1990s

Presentation of a working paper based on preliminary findings in FLOW’s research concerning the policy history of welfare state schooling of migrant children with a focus on reception models and transitions between education and the labor market. Jin Hui Li undertake this part of the FLOW research in cooperation with Mette Buchardt and Nanna Ramsing Enemark.

 

11.00-12.00:

Nina Trige Andersen comments on Jin Hui Li’s paper (15 minutes) followed by common discussion

 

The seminar is free of charge and open to all. To sign up for the seminar - Contact:
Research Assistant, Nanna Ramsing Enemark, nre@learning.aau.dk, +45 60 86 59 81