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Rags to Riches: Experiences of Social Mobility since 1800 seminar

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building
Meeting Room 4
We will be discussing recent work on the history and sociology of social mobility, focusing particularly on the question of intergenerational transmission and the role of grandparents.  Please contact for further details.

About the network:

This interdisciplinary research group will explore the history and experience of social mobility in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain and Europe.  The network aims to foster the development of new perspectives on social mobility by adopting a qualitative and family biographical approach. We seek in particular to uncover the previously neglected areas of female social mobility and the impact of family members on an individual’s life chances. Our comparative approach will promote the setting of individual findings within a broader geographical and temporal context.  

Over 2013-14, we will be holding six lunchtime workshops and speaker events.  Initially these meetings will focus on assessing the status of current research in the field. In early 2014 we will begin to build upon this research with fresh discussion of key themes and methodologies in social mobility.


Contact name: 
Christina de Bellaigue
University of Oxford only