Roundtable on Immigration and Global Migration in Public History and the Academy

Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
(New-York Historical Society)
Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, New York University and co-founder, Museum of Chinese in America
Hasia R. Diner, New York University
Sarah Henry, Museum of the City of New York
Mae M. Ngai, Columbia University
Annie Polland, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Hosted by the New-York Historical Society, in conjunction with its exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, this roundtable will consider scholarship on global migration patterns, notions of exclusion and inclusion, and the nuanced roles of race and class in immigration narratives. Panelists will discuss the differences in which the topic is framed and presented in public history versus academic scholarship.