“Refugees, Borders and Identities” by Anindita Ghoshal Available Online

The new book entitled “Refugees, Borders and Identities. Rights and Habitat in East and Northeast India” by Professor Anindita Ghoshal, Co-Investigator on our project, is now available online: https://www.routledge.com/Refugees-Borders-and-Identities-Rights-and-Habitat-in-East-and-Northeast/Ghoshal/p/book/9780367322663 Book Description This book examines the impact of Partition on refugees in East and Northeast India and their struggle for identity, space and political rights. In…

Seeking Refuge Podcast: History of Modern Refugees with Peter Gatrell | Part One

Check out this new podcast on history of modern refugees. Aidan Thomason from the University of South Carolina in conversation with Peter Gatrell: Episode Description In part one of a two part investigation, we outline the historical context of the modern refugee crisis with Professor Peter Gatrell, a migration history expert from the University of…

Online seminar: Unsettling Europe: further reflections on post-1945 history

Join Peter Gatrell for his talk “Unsettling Europe: further reflections on post-1945 history”, ESC Core Seminar Series at St Antony’s College, Oxford. The event will take place on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 – 5:00pm to 6:15pm via zoom. Abstract: “In this paper I draw upon hitherto unused material from the confidential case files of the office of the…

Refugee History and Writing Upwards

We are happy to announce that our article entitled “Reckoning with Refugeedom. Refugee Voices in Modern History” was published in the latest issue of Social History: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071022.2021.1850061 In the blog post below, we discuss how refugee voices unearthed in archival research can be a substance of refugee history. Reposted from Social History Blog http://socialhistoryblog.com/reckoning-with-refugeedom-by-peter-gatrell-and-katarzyna-nowak/ Reckoning…

Peter Gatrell wins the 2021 Shannon Prize!

We are delighted to announce that Peter Gatrell has been awarded the 2021 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for his book “The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent”. This prestigious prize is awarded annually by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies to the best book that transcends a focus on any one…

‘From bad to worse’: Ethiopian refugees in Palestine

by Lauren Banko In 1943, after months of unanswered petitions and requests for relief made by an Ethiopian nun named Abraha in Jerusalem to the Palestine’s Mandate, a final emotionally-charged plea for repatriation addressed to the mandate’s British high commissioner proclaimed Abraha to be “so suffering . . . half dead with such a miserable…

Just published: “Communities under Fire” by Alex Dowdall

We are delighted to announce that the book Communities under Fire. Urban Life at the Western Front, 1914-1918 by our team member, Alex Dowdall, has just been published by Oxford University Press. The book is available in hardback and as an e-book. This book Provides the first comprehensive study of civilian experiences at the Western…