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Histories of Refugees and Forced Migration Workshop: War and Natural Disasters


1-6pm, 8 March 2024

Wolfson Research Exchange, Library. MS Teams


1.00– 2.15pm Introduction

Keynote, Samuel White (University of Helsinki)

"Climate, Disasters, and Refugees from the 'Little Ice Age' to Global Warming"

2.15-2.30pm Coffee Break

2.30-4.30pm Tom Simpson (University of Warwick)

"The Climatic Pivot: Environment, Migration, and Imperial Geopolitics in Central Asia"

 Tom Pert (University of Warwick)

"'If You Make the People Run Away, You Will Starve':

The Military Significance of Refugees during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)"

 Olof Blomqvist (University of Gothenburg)

"Prisoners and Refugees: Wartime Forced Migration in 18th Century Sweden"

 Kate Astbury and Abigail Coppins (University of Warwick)

"French Prisoners of War 1793-1815, Sociability and a 'Disposition to Mischief'"

4.30-4.45pm Coffee Break

4.45-5.30pm Roundtable Discussion


This workshop is supported by EMECC, GHCC, Renaissance Centre and History Department