L'iniziativa, a partire da un approccio multidisciplinare nel campo delle scienze umane e sociali, intende affrontare, dal livello locale a quello globale, il tema delle migrazioni nel contesto di trasformazioni economiche, cambiamenti di assetto politico, conflitti etnici. L'arco cronologico di riferimento è quello compreso tra i secoli XIX e XX.
In particolare, i temi oggetto di interesse sono:
- Managing perceived over or underpopulation in areas of crucial economic or strategic importance
- Strengthening or developing industrial and agrarian economies through (forced) migration and settlement
- Migration and settlement programmes in the context of land reforms and the reorganization of property as a means to solve economic, social, or ethnic “questions”
- Settlement schemes as a tool of “inner colonization” and empirebuilding as well as decolonization
- Circulation of ideas and practices from colonial oversea territories to Europe and/or from warfarecontexts to peacetime
- Knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer between various lobby groups, economists, scientists, the military and politics
- Channelling streams of migration, be it ruralurban migration or mass migration as a consequence of wars, ethnic conflicts, shifting borders or economic crises
- Soldier settlement schemes and other staterun practices aimed at securing borderlands/erecting buffer zones against the migration of people and ideologies
- Population transfer and ethnic cleansing.
Per maggiori dettagli, è possibile consultare il link: https://tu-dresden.de/gsw/phil/ige/oeg/forschung/forced-migration-and-large-scale-settlement-in-modern-european-history-state-building-ethnic-conflict-and-the-economy-in-the-19th-and-20th-century