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Research Project

People and Things on the Move: Migration and Material Culture

Project Team:

2014 – 2016

Project Summary

This project explored the relationship between migrants and the things they carry in order to shed new light on the dynamics of migration and the historical transformation of material culture on a global scale.

Research Team

Leora Auslander

Leora Auslander

Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization in the College; Professor of European Social History

University of Chicago

The primary national focus of Leora Auslander's research is modern France, but she has found herself intrigued by research problems best treated transnationally. Her most recent book, Cultural Revolutions, moves across the Atlantic world from Britain, to colonial and early national...

Tara Zahra

Tara Zahra

Tara Zahra

Roman Family Director, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society; Hanna Holborn Gray Professor of History

University of Chicago

Tara Zahra is Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium and Hanna Holborn Gray Professor of History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the transnational history of modern Europe, migration, the family, nationalism, and humanitarianism. She is the author of Against...

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