Although migration has a long and varied history in Europe, it tends to be treated solely as a present-day issue. Why the reluctance to historicize the subject? Particularly since migration history offers a way to replace narrow, national narratives with one that is properly European.
is an historian of modern and contemporary history at the University of Cologne. She is author of Zuwanderungspolitik in Großbritannien und Frankreich: Ein historischer Vergleich 1945-1962 [Migration policy in Great Britain and France: An historical comparisin 1945-1962], 2001.