2 Calls for Papers/Chapters: The Heritage of Displacement & Victorian Migrations

Call for Papers: “The Heritage of Displacement: Forced Migration in the Mediterranean through History”

In the conference we will explore, from a longue-durée perspective, how forced migrations affect cultural heritage. Clearly at the forefront of our thinking is the situation of Syrian refugees and the myriad ways that the conflict is impacting on Syrain heritage beyond the much mediatised destruction of monuments. Our aim is two-flood. First, to put the current situation into historical perspective in order to better understand all the ways in which heritage is destroyed, and possibly created, as a result of these population movements. Second, to use that as a basis to inform responses that move beyond the outraged knee-jerk reactions and develop initiatives that might begin to safeguard this heritage now and recover it in coming years.

Further details – https://networks.h-net.org/node/20292/discussions/110633/heritage-displacement-forced-migration-mediterranean-through

For the past 17 years we have been running an annual research conference and this year’s edition (Saturday 14th May, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) will be dedicated to Refugees and heritage.

Call for Chapters: Victorian Migrations
International Migrations in the Victorian Era, Leiden: Brill, 2017.
Edited by Marie Ruiz (Université Paris Diderot, LARCA)

Migration in the Victorian era has been identified as a paramount feature of the history of worldwide migrations and diasporas. Contrary to popular belief, the Victorian era was not only marked by an extensive exodus from Britain to the USA and the British colonies, but the Victorians also experienced a great degree of inward migration with the arrival of Catholic Irish, and oppressed Jews and Germans among others. Inward, outward and internal movements were sometimes a response to economic hardships and employment opportunities, but this cannot solely explain the extent of international migrations in the Victorian era.

In the Victorian period, mass migration played a significant role in shaping the nation’s identity, as well as Britain’s relationships with the outside world. This raises the question of the impact of migrations on the Motherland, as the Victorian migration trends also attracted numerous immigrants and transmigrants, who ended up remaining in Britain rather than emigrating to the USA or the British colonies. Yet, while the origins of these immigrants and transmigrants are now difficult to trace, the question of their potential impact on the Victorian society needs to be addressed. Fears of racial degeneracy permeated the Victorian discourses on migration, and demographic and social balances were expected to be reached through people’s displacements.

350-word abstracts, along with short academic biographies, should be submitted to mariejruiz@yahoo.fr. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2016.

This edited volume aims at offering a global perspective on international migrations in the Victorian era including emigration, immigration and internal migration within Britain. Papers relating to the following themes, though not exclusively, are welcome:

Child migration, Civilising missions, Community migrations, Cultural and artistic migrations, Emigration and philanthropy, Emigration and Trade-Unions, Emigration societies, Factors determining migration, Family migration and individual migration, Female migrants and reproductive labour, Female migration in the Victorian era, Forced migration, Free passages to the New Worlds, Impact of demographics on migration, Impact of industrialisation on migration, Indentured migration, Internal migration / rural exodus, Invisible migrants, Inward migration/outward migration, Labour transportation, Land grants, Middle-class migration, Migrant stories and diaries,Migration and Empire-building, Migration and patriotism, Migration and surplus populations, Migration in the press, Migration and the Transport Revolution, Migration and xenophobia, Migration in the visual arts, Migration on screen: representing Victorian migration, Migration regulations and public policies, Migration within the British Isles, Missions and missionaries, Networks of migrations, Patterns of migration, Ports of emigration, Poverty-related migration, Promoting migration, Religious migration ,Seasonal and permanent migration, Servitude migration, Settlement patterns, Trade migration, Transmigration through Britain, Voluntary migration / involuntary migration