Migration is a forgotten part of Austria's postwar history, invisible in the dominating narratives. The Working Group "Archive of Migration" calls for a change and transformation: Migrants must be recognised as both, historical subjects and actors. As a basis for a new history to be written we call for the collection and preservation of relevant material and documents
The Working Group "Archive of Migration" is an informal network of scholars and activists.
It has no staff and no budgetary ressources. Nonetheless it is connected with a wide variety of individuals and institutions in the field of migration history and is involved in a number of acitivies (workshops, conferences, seminars, public events etc.).
Poster Campaign "50 yrs labor migration - archive now!", 2012
Poster Campaign "50 yrs recruitment agreement Austria-Turkey", 2014
Conference "Multilingualism", Vienna 2013
bring new individuals, topics, and expertise to ALF
act as a co-operation partner and platform for public and academic events as well as for research projects
meet new international partners
create an awareness for the social and political significance of visibility and voice in historical narratives
co-operate in public and academic events