Migrant Connections is a digital research infrastructure for historical migration research on German migration to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Its aim is to foster research on transatlantic communication systems as well as spaces of knowledge production and mobility. The platform focuses on the integration and linking of different digital theories and methods for developing, linking, analyzing, and publishing large amounts of historical data to enable different modes of reading.
Migrant Connections brings together the following sub-projects and collections – from the United States and Germany representing a variety of materials, from letters and diaries to poems and news articles. By including different sources of/by/and about emigrants & those who stayed at home, women & men, young & old, Jews & other denominations, the platform’s objective is to use hidden and neglected sources to and gain new insights into relational perspectives and explore how people from different social, religious, or ethnic backgrounds experienced migration-related social, political, or economic challenges.