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Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in Modern Britain (HI2D4): Timetable

ALL LECTURE SLIDES, SEMINAR QUESTIONS, AND READING LISTS
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Term

Week

Lecture Topic

Seminar Topic

Autumn Term 1

Introduction: Concepts and Historical Perspectives

Studying Race, Ethnicity, and Migration

2

Nineteenth-Century Irish Immigration

Problems of Irish Integration?

3

Jewish Immigrants from Eastern Europe

Jewish East London: The ‘Promised Land’?

4

‘Undesirable Immigrants’: The Aliens Act 1905

Immigration Controls and Registration

5

1919: Riots, Racism, and Resistance in Imperial Britain

The Road to Seaport Violence

6

Reading Week (no lecture or seminar)

7

National Unity? British Identity in the ‘People’s War’

How the British Commonwealth Fought the Second World War

8

Postwar Immigration and the Empire Windrush

West Indian Migration

*SEMINAR IN THE MODERN RECORDS CENTRE*

9

The Empire Strikes Back: Commonwealth Migration

Migration from Asia

10

The 1958 Nottingham and Notting Hill Race Riots

Relations with the British Labour Movement

Christmas Vacation

Spring Term 1

A Package Deal? Immigration Controls
and Race Relations Acts

Legislating for ‘Good Race Relations’

2

‘Rivers of Blood’: Enoch Powell and
British Identity in the 1960s

‘Enoch is Right’? How Representative were Powell’s Views?

*SEMINAR IN THE MODERN RECORDS CENTRE*

3

The National Front and Radical Right

Essay Workshop

4

Anti-Racism, Asian Youth Movements
and British Black Power

Violent and Non-Violent Protest

5

Uprisings or ‘Sheer Criminality’? The 1980s ‘Riots’

‘Riots on the Television’: Media Representations
of Racial Disturbances

6

Reading Week (no lecture or seminar)

7

Stephen Lawrence and Institutionalised Racism

The Macpherson Report

8

Devolution: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England

Devolution

9

Islamophobia after 9/11

Islamophobic Violence

10

‘Coming over Here, Taking our Jobs…’:
The Media and Immigration

How has Press Coverage of Immigration Changed?

Easter Vacation

Summer Term

1

‘Black Lives Matter everywhere’: Transnational Resistance

Deaths in Police Custody

2

Concluding Session: ‘Britishness’ after Brexit?

A Crisis of Identity?

3

No lecture

Revision session