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.