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Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester!




Announcements, News, and Upcoming Events

Welcome Back, Students!

UMD Courses on Immigration

Interested in taking a class about immigration or migration? See our newly updated Immigration and Migration Studies Courses page for a list of courses that include strong emphasis on the history and issues associated with immigration. This spring, the University of Maryland will be offering a cool new course- IMMR200: Introduction to Immigration and Migration Studies. Any questions about immigration classes in the spring? Let us know at newamerica@umd.edu.

Fall Film Series

Come join us on November 4, 2015 at 6:00PM for a screening of the film "Can," a documentary by Pearl J. Park about the difficulties of struggling with mental illness as an immigrant. This is a part of our ongoing film series, and will feature a discussion afterward with Prof. Mimi Khúc. Refreshments will be provided! For more information, see our Film Series Page.

Conference on the Legacy of the Hart-Celler Act

We will be hosting a conference on the legacy of the Hart-Celler Act on November 12, 2015. The conference, titled "Remaking America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and its Impact," will bring together scholars from various fields to discuss the ways in which the Act has changed our nation over the last fifty years. The conference will consist of two panels and feature a keynote address by Erika Lee. For more information, please visit the conference's page here.

Upcoming Conference on Migration and Labor

The Center for the History of the New America will be organizing a conference entitled "Organizing for Power and Workers' Rights in the 21st Century" on April 14, 2016 with the University Libraries' Special Collections in Labor History and Workplace Studies and the Southern Labor Studies Association in the Juan Ramon Jimenez Room in Stamp Student Union. The conference will feature a keynote address by Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO! For more information, visit our conference page here.

Archive of Immigrant Voices

We are excited to announce that the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) has begun posting recordings and transcripts of immigrant oral histories online! The Center established the Archive of Immigrant Voices in 2012 to collect the stories and experience of migration and preserve them for history. To listen, click here. Do you have an oral history from an immigrant? Let us know at newamerica.umd.edu and we can add it to the archive!

Press Release

Center for the History of the New America and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities Awarded NEH Grant

Gale Immigration Ebooks Collection

The University of Maryland Libraries have subscribed to the Gale Immigration Ebooks Collection. (You will need a UMD account to access it.) It contains full-text reference books on the subject of U.S. immigration.


Center for the History of the New America, Department of History, University of Maryland

2155 Taliaferro Hall, College Park, MD 20742  •  phone: (301) 405-4305  •  fax: (301) 314-9399  •  newamerica@umd.edu

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