Migration and Colonial History
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Rände- ja koloniaalajalugu
Course title in English
Migration and Colonial History
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Aivar Jürgenson (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The goal is to create preconditions for the emergence of the basic knowledge of the main migration processes from prehistoric time until recent decades, discipline of migration studies, its developments and main trends.

Brief description of the course
The curse examines migration movements in prehistoric, ancient and medieval times, migration during the colonial era and in modern time (in the context of industrialisation, colonistion and growth of the mobility) and in globalised world. It gives an introduction to the main areas and theoretical orientation of the migration studies and explains the types of migration motivations (voluntary and forced migration), adaptation and integration, transmigration and transnationality, the identity of diaspora and migrants relations with their motherland.

Independent work
Reading and analysing of the required and recommended literature. Presentation in seminars based on required literature.
Learning outcomes in the course
Students learns to use basic terminology of migrations studies, understands the mechanisme of human migration, are able to debate on the causes, problems and results of the migration.
Assessment methods
1. Participation in seminars (20% of the final grade)
2. Seminar presentation (30% of the final grade)
3. Structured written exam (50% of the final grade)
PhD Aivar Jürgenson, MA Sander Jürisson
Study literature
Acta Historica Tallinnensia 17/1
Castles, S; Miller, M. J. (2009) The Age of Migration (lk 20-48, 79-123)
Clifford, James 1994. Diasporas. – Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 9, No 3, pp 302-338.
Mäetagused 50 (Diasporaa).
Cohen, R. (2008) Global diasporas: an introduction
Raag, R. (1999) Eestlane väljaspool Eestit: ajalooline ülevaade
Rannut, Mart 2010. Keel, migratsioon ja poliitika. – Eestlased ja eesti keel välismaal (koost K. Praakli, J. Viikberg), lk 93-110.

Replacement literature
Black, Richard 2001. Fifty Years of Refugee Studies: From Theory to Policy. – International Migration Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 57-78.
Castles, S; Miller, M. J. 2009. The Age of Migration. Dummett, Michael A. E. 2001. On immigration and refugees..
Han, Petrus 2010. Soziologie der Migration. Stuttgart.
Immigration worldwide. Policies, practices, and trends. 2010.
Jürgenson, A. 2006. Siberiga seotud: eestlased teisel pool Uuraleid
Jürgenson, A. 2011. Ladina rahva seas: Argentina ja sealsed eestlased
Kokot, Waltraud 2002. Diaspora. Ethnologische Forschungsansätze. – Interkulturelle Kommunikation in der Diaspora: die kulturelle Gestaltung von Lebens- und Arbeitswelten in der Diaspora. Münchner Beiträge zur interkulturellen Kommunikation (hrsg von Alois Moosmüller), S. 29-39. Münster.
Kulu, H. 1992. Eestlased maailmas: ülevaade arvukusest ja paiknemisestKulu, H. (1997) Eestlaste tagasiränne 1940-1989: Lääne-Siberist pärit eestlaste näitel
Migration history in world history: multidisciplinary approaches. 2010.
Rannut, Ülle 2010. Uusimmigrantide kohanemine Eestis. Integratsiooni Uuringute Instituut.

Richmond, Anthony H.; Ravi P. Verma 1978. The Economic Adaptation of Immigrants: A New Theoretical Perspective. – International Migration Review, Vol. 12, No 1, pp 3-38.
Suur põgenemine 1944. Eestlaste lahkumine läände ja selle mõjud. 2006.
The Cambridge Survey of World Migration. 1995.
The Handbook of International Migration. The American Experience. 1999, lk 21-70.