“Refugees and refugeedom in world history, 1945 to 1975” seminar by Peter Gatrell

“Refugees and refugeedom in world history, 1945 to 1975” is the theme of the upcoming seminar organized by the Exchange project.

The seminar will take place on October 17, at 2 pm, in the auditorium of the Institute of Education and will be attended by Peter Gatrell, from the University of Manchester.

Peter Gatrell teaches in the Department of History at the University of Manchester. Peter is affiliated to the University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute (HCRI). His books include a trilogy on refugee history: A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War 1 (Indiana University Press, 1999), Free World? The campaign to save the world’s refugees, 1956-1963 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and The Making of the Modern Refugee (Oxford University Press, 2013). His latest book, The Unsettling of Europe: how migration reshaped a continent, will appear with Penguin Books and Basic Books in August 2019. In July 2018 he started a three-year collaborative research project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade do Minho entitled “Reckoning with refugeedom: refugee voices in modern history, 1919 to 1975”.

The Exchange project is funded by the European Research Council and based at the Center for Communication and Society Studies.

Admission is free, without prior registration.

[Posted: 12-09-2019]