Debates about immigration preoccupy not only our news but also, increasingly, historical scholarship. This one-day interdisciplinary conference brings together established and emerging scholars to analyze and debate the continuities and changes in British immigration and migration from the medieval to the dawn of the twentieth century.
Deliberately broad in scope, this conference looks for connections and contradictions in the longue durée history of immigration into Britain, examining questions fundamental to British society, culture, politics, economics, and identity.
Featuring papers by Amanda Behm, Ryan Hanley, Lucy Kaufman, Allan Kennedy, Anne Kershen, Bart Lambert, Sumita Mukherjee, Panikos Panayi, and Naomi Tadmor.
The conference is sponsored by Keble College and hosted by Dr Lucy Kaufman.
Registration (free) is required by 14 April 2017.