The Deep History of Migration, 21 February 2013

Thursday 21 February 2013, 2-5pm (followed by drinks)

Venue: Common Room, History Faculty


The Oxford Centre for Global History is holding an afternoon workshop on Thursday 21 February to discuss the history of migration over the very long term.  Our main speakers are Clive Gamble (Southampton), Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (Notre Dame) and James Belich (Director, OCGH, Balliol, Oxford).  Clive Gamble is the leading expert on the Palaeolithic origins of migration.  Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a leading global historian with a particular interest in the Atlantic world.  There will be a response by James Belich whose recent book ‘Replenishing the Earth’ deals with the consequences of Anglo migration since circa 1800.

We hope that the discussion will cover the key influences on migration, both forced and free, as well as the consequences of settlement and diaspora.  We are especially keen to have the participation of those whose field of expertise lies in the more recent history of diaspora, refugee movements and forced migration.

There is no charge for this event but places are limited – please contact to register.