What was migration like in the past?
How does it affect us in the present?
On 6 July 2018, Ruth Barbour, Beat Kümin, Angela Nicholls and Felicita Tramontana - historians from the University of Warwick associated with the MIGMED and My-Parish projects - led an evening of discussions about the relationship between parishes and migration. Following brief project presentations on a range of topics including short-distance mobility for the receipt of sacraments, emigration for religious reasons, settlement of the poor and differences / similarities between the past and present, there were lively round table debates resulting in the conclusions reproduced above.
St. John the Baptist Church
Jordan Room, Church Lane, Berkswell, CV7 7BJ
Image: 'Os emigrantes' by Antonio Rocco (1910). Acervo da Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.
This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie Curie Actions, Project: MIGMED 65711.
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Marie Curie Actions; the kind hospitality provided by the parish of St John the Baptist, Berkswell, Wawickshire; as well as the support from our event moderator Anastasia Stylianou and the University of Warwick's Public Engagement Team.