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New book publication: Migration, edited by Johannes Knolle, Imperial College London, James Poskett, University of Warwick (Cambridge University Press)

Migration is in the news every day. Whether it be the plight of refugees fleeing Syria, or the outbreak of the Zika virus across Latin America, the modern world is fundamentally shaped by movement across borders. Migration, arising from the 2018 Darwin College Lectures, brings together eight leading scholars across the arts, humanities, and sciences to help tackle one of the most important topics of our time. What is migration? How has it changed the world? And how will it shape the future? The authors approach these questions from a variety of perspectives, including history, politics, epidemiology, and art. Chapters related to policy, as well as those written by leading journalists and broadcasters, give perspective on how migration is understood in the media, and engage the public more widely. This interdisciplinary approach provides an original take on migration, providing new insights into the making of the modern world.

Fri 19 Jun 2020, 09:55 | Tags: Publication

Webinar series: 'Conversations in Global History' at the EUI (Florence)

Organizers: Pieter M. Judson, Lucy Riall, Giorgio Riello (EUI)

A series of discussions with prominent scholars in the field of global history.
Each conversation will take place at 17:00-18:30 (Florence time) and each will involve a reading to be distributed in advance of the session.

Sat 06 Jun 2020, 10:28 | Tags: webinar, public lecture

Keeping Cultures Connected during the Pandemic: a Concert Series

Maxine Berg has been awarded funding from the Connecting Cultures GRP ('Keeping Cultures Connected during the Pandemic') to support a digital concert series by the Oxford-based baroque orchestra, Instruments of Time and Truth.

Fri 29 May 2020, 08:09 | Tags: Award

Why historians and economists should study each other’s subjects

In a new post that has appeared on the British Academy blog, Maxine Berg writes: 'The pressing issues of financial crisis, inequality and climate change call for a reformulation of current economic models. A closer integration of economics and economic history is likely to be a central part of this reformulation. For economists, there could be a new curiosity about what it means to think about actors and institutions ‘in time’, that is, historically. Equally for economists, the impact of their research will depend on making it accessible to historians and other social scientists. For historians this could bring a revival of historical work on material life in the years ahead. How can we open dialogue, engage with each other, and equip our students with the tools and historical context they need?'. Read the full piece here on

Thu 03 Oct 2019, 21:44

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