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The Center for the History of the New America aims to make the University of Maryland the hub for understanding the long immigration history of this country, from 1500 to the present, and its connections to world history.

The Center will provide a distinctive institutional home for interdisciplinary and trans-national research, for training faculty and students, and for distributing information about the history of the immigrant experience to a broad public.

If you are interested in the study, the teaching, and the politics of the long history of immigration from a global perspective and want to learn more about The Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland you are in the right place!


The Immigration History Research Center promotes interdisciplinary research on international migration, develops archives documenting immigrant and refugee life, especially in the U.S., and makes specialized scholarship accessible to students, teachers, and the public.
"For more than a decade, SCMR has led the way in providing rigorous, evidence-based research to document the richness and diversity of the 'migration experience'. Our research findings have multiple purposes: to contribute to the body of academic knowledge on migration; to counter ill-informed views and prejudices over migration; and to provide the policy community with relevant data..."
"The Refugee Studies Programme, established in 1982, has an international reputation as the leading multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration, combining world-class academic research with a commitment to improving the lives and situation of some of the world's most disadvantaged people. Its work focuses on four core areas - research, teaching, dissemination, and international cooperation and capacity building..."
"A unique resource for the study of refugees, asylum, forced migration and related issues. Through these pages you will be able to search the Archive's online catalogue, learn more about the Archive and the types of material it holds and you will also be able to contact the Archivist responsible for managing the Collection to gain further information or perhaps to make an appointment to visit..."
"PRIEC is an ongoing series of meetings that brings together faculty and graduate students and showcases work-in-progress on racial/ethnic politics and the politics of immigration. The consortium\D5s main objectives are to provide a forum and a resource for graduate students seeking mentoring and advice, and for faculty to collaborate and receive feedback on ongoing projects..."
"Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers..."
"Mexico-North Research Network, Inc.'s mission is to promote a more profound understanding of Mexico and the United States by fostering international exchange and collaboration among scholars, students, institutions, and communities within the framework of innovative programs in research, education and outreach..."
"The Tomá s Rivera Policy Institute is a nonprofit, freestanding research organization that advances critical, insightful thinking on key issues affecting Latino communities through objective, policy-relevant research, and its implications, for the betterment of the nation..."
"The International Migration Institute (IMI) was established in 2006. IMI's work complements a number of other institutes within the Oxford Martin School which bring interdisciplinary research to bear on the problems and opportunities of the 21st century..."
"IMES is a multidisciplinary and interfaculty research centre that focuses on international migration and the integration of immigrants and their descendants in host societies in a comparative perspective. IMES is part of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)..."
"The purpose of the Immigration workshop is to stimulate and promote the development and discussion of theoretical and empirical research aiming to answer these questions..."

"ERCOMER actively encourages, supports and promotes comparative research in the fields of international migration and ethnic relations within a European context. There are three interrelated research themes: 1. migration, 2. immigrants in host societies, and 3. host societies' responses to immigrants, ethnic minorities..."
The goals of the Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop are three-fold: 1. To provide an interdisciplinary forum for workshop members to get feedback on their immigration-related research projects; 2. To serve as a venue for information dissemination among members; and 3. To provide a forum for inviting guest speakers to talk about immigration matters to the Berkeley campus and interested community members.
"The Mexican Migration Project (MMP) was created in 1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to further our understanding of the complex process of Mexican migration to the United States. Since its inception, the MMP's main focus has been to gather social as well as economic information on Mexican-US migration..."
"Metropolis is an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world...."

"The International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship at The New School (ICMEC), founded in 1993, is a collaborative undertaking engaged in interdisciplinary scholarly research, public policy analysis, and education bearing on international migration, refugees, and the incorporation of newcomers into host societies. The center's research and policy analysis includes the causes of migration and refugee flows, the effects of immigration and emigration on the..."

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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