PARISHES AND MIGRATION
Our annual symposium took place at the University of Warwick on Saturday 12 May 2018. It explored developments and historiographical trends linking parishes and migration from different perspectives. This included classic demographic approaches as well as new insights inspired by cultural and global history. Our keynote address was:
Richard M. Smith, Cambridge
'55 years since Laslett's "Clayworth and Cogenhoe": What have we learned about pre-modern mobility?'
Organized in conjunction with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project ‘Migration in the Early Modern World’ (MIGMED), the Symposium featured contributions on British and Palestine parishes from research students and postdocs whose research intersects with these themes:
- Phil Batman, Leicester: 'The Fate of Irish Potato Famine Immigrants in a York parish' [abstract]
- David Fletcher, Warwick: 'Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth’: The mobility of nonconformist clergy after the 1662 Great Ejection' [abstract]
- Marion Hardy, Exeter: 'Inter-parish, transhumant and transient migrants in Devon c. 1600-1800' [abstract]
- Bethany Marsh, Nottingham: 'A grim spectacle: the migration and relief of ‘Irish’ refugees in London, 1641-1651' [abstract]
- Tom Roberts, Liverpool: ‘"By the Venecian Shipps": Resituating the Italians in Elizabethan London' [abstract]
- Felicita Tramontana, Warwick: 'Migration in Palestine parishes' [project website]
! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AT THE 17th PARISH SYMPOSIUM ON 18 MAY 2019 !
We gratefully acknowledge support from
The European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in the framework of HORIZON 2020
The Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick
See also the follow-on public round table discussion on the relationship between 'Parishes and Migration' at St John the Baptist church, Berkswell (Warwickshire)
on 6 July 2018 ...
... hear Felicita Tramontana speak about migration in the early modern Mediterranean on Radio 4's 'Making History' programme (10 July 2018), elaborating on historical shifts in mobility streams discussed for The Conversation ...
... and read 'The Sick Bow in the Church' at the pilgrim church of Oplinter / Belgium (by Bart Minnen) and 'Migrants in Devon 1600-1800' (by Marion Hardy), two posts written especially for the Symposium.
Hans Holbein, 'The Pedlar'
(woodcut, 1538; public domain)