About the Migration Memorials Project

The Migration Memorials Project explores what it means to memorialize through collecting and analyzing information about memorials dedicated to migration. A main goal of the project is to collect and organize disparate information about memorials to migration on the web. This entails bringing together records from formal sources, like the National Parks Services and the Historical Marker Database, and informal sources, like Yelp and other social media platforms. By developing an archive of memorials dedicated to transiency, we seek to produce innovative research into better understanding what, why, and how we memorialize, as well as how publics encounter the past and their envisioned migrant history.

The project is part of the Representing Migration Humanities Lab at Duke University and was conceptualized and is managed by Grant Glass.