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CfP and bursaries: 'Migration and the European City' (Sept 2019) deadline 1 March

The LXI Study Week organized by the Italian-German Historical Institute will be dedicated to interactions between migration, mobility and urban societies between c. 1400 and the present. The committee hopes to attract an interdisciplinary group of researchers from different academic backgrounds and nationalities at various career stages.

We have been fortunate to secure keynote addresses from Claus Leggewie (Giessen), Leo Lucassen (Leiden) and Susanne Rau (Erfurt). Over the three days, particular attention will be paid to the following themes:

- migration flows

- mobility and urban change

- transit cities

- socio-economic implications

- questions of local / (trans-)national identities

- mechanics and infrastructures of reception, identification, hospitality, allocation & transport

- representations and longer-term processes of integration / exclusion

- methodological and digital approaches to migration and mobility.

Proposals for papers of thirty minutes to be delivered in English are invited on any of the above themes or other aspects relating to the main study week topic. Titles and abstracts of max. 500 words per paper, together with a brief CV (of 1 A4-page), should be sent to Beat Kümin ( and Massimo Rospocher ( by 1 March 2019. Travel and subsistence expenses for the selected speakers will be covered.

In addition, we can offer 10 bursaries covering travel costs (up to €150) plus meals and accommodation during the conference to advanced PhD students or postdocs (who submitted their theses after 1 January 2015) wishing to simply attend the conference without presenting. Please send bursary applications (consisting of a CV and a reference letter from an academic) to the same two email addresses by 1 March 2019.

Wed 06 February 2019, 12:24

CfP: York C18 Studies PG Forum invites PG students to present. Deadline 23 Nov 2018

The University of York Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum invites abstracts for its spring/summer 2019 seminar series from postgraduate students working on the long eighteenth century. It welcomes proposals from any discipline, and particularly from those who take an interdisciplinary approach. Submission deadline 23 November 2018. Further details in Call for papers.


Wed 10 October 2018, 17:28

EMECC welcomes new staff members

We are delighted to be joined by EMECC's first Research Fellow, Dr Callie Wilkinson, who will work on her Leverhulme-funded project, and by Dr Naomi Pullin, who returns to the Department from Cambridge as Assistant Professor with her Leverhulme-funded research project. Further details of their projects will follow on our Research page.

Tue 09 October 2018, 13:05

David Taylor leaves Warwick

We are very sorry to lose Dr David Taylor (English), who has been an enthusiastic and supportive member of the Centre for several years. He is moving on to a new job as Associate Professor of Eighteenth Century literature at the University of Oxford, and tutorial fellow at St Hugh's College. We wish him every success!

Mon 17 September 2018, 18:24

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