The migration of hundreds and thousands capturing public attention is cast as today's crisis. The inTransit research group has come together to investigate the opposite view: migrants have been defining and enriching cultures over centuries - those of the 'Old' World as well as the 'New'. Our work addresses the arts and politics of migration in major regions of the globe where Romance languages are spoken: Europe, North and South America, North & West Africa.
The inTransit group believes that to understand the question of migration fully, it is vital to recognize its contexts, to reckon with the range of representations and actions in the past in relation to the present. It is also key to develop learning communities who can bridge ideological divides and contribute to current debates on migration.
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