A two day conference that brings together leading researchers in British immigrant(ion) history. The papers will cover themes connected to a wide range of migration movements, from the Huguenots, to Jewish, Irish and Italian migration, to post-war movements from eastern Europe, to Commonwealth migration.
Explore the meeting points between tales of immigration and British history more generally
Underline the significance of history from below, in particular in constructing and maintaining ethnic and national identity
Provide an opportunity for scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to bring together their work on the diverse minority groups in Britain.
Speakers include: Professor Colin Holmes (Northumbria University), Dr Anne Kershen (Queen Mary College, University of London), Professor Tony Kushner (University of Southampton)
Topics to be covered include:
Asian cultures and histories
Polish and Hungarian refugees after World War II
Irish experiences of exile
Italians in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain
Jewish immigration in British history and literature
Post-colonial British narratives of ethnicity
Gendered experiences of migration
Remembering and forgetting in Leicester
Full details, including the programme and abstracts, a booking form and accommodation information are available online at our website.
School of Contemporary Studies,
De Montfort University,
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