Spring 2024 History UN3726 section 001

The Crucible of Nations: Race, Migration

The Crucible of Nations

Call Number 15034
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
401 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Hatice A Polat
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course is an historical introduction to the study of race and migration in the modern Mediterranean with a particular focus on histories from Africa and the Middle East. We will explore the fundamental migration events that have shaped Mediterranean history, including global settler movements, enslavement and forced migration, partitions and population transfers, and contemporary refugee crises. Building on Mediterranean history, we will discuss how race and migration shaped successive border regimes and competing world orders from 19th century to the present. Analyzing a diverse array of primary sources from legal texts, government reports, and maps to film, poetry, and visual arts, we will pursue answers to questions such as: What are the legal, social, and political structures which govern international migration? What laws, ideas, and affects construct political borders? What happens to those who breach them? How do the legacies of racial slavery, settler colonialism, and ethno-nationalism unsettle the borders of contemporary Mediterranean?

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 5 students (15 max) as of 9:06PM Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Subject History
Number UN3726
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Add to waitlist & see instructions on SSOL
Section key 20241HIST3726W001