LPSS autumn conference

The British diaspora

This year’s autumn conference will be on Zoom on the afternoon of Saturday 9 October, with five exciting papers looking at networks and migrations.

The conference is free, but you need to register by email in advance, and the Zoom access codes will be circulated just before the conference. You can find the full programme and registration form at the links below. For any other queries, please get in touch with Karen Rothery at conferences[at] .

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10:30 – 11:30   Melodee Beals, “Of Cabbages and Kings: The Interplay of Local and Imperial Values in Global News Dissemination, 1840-1860”.

11:30   12:30   Andrew Green, “Leavers…and the Left-Behind”

12:30 – 13:30  Eilidh Garrett and Kevin Schürer, “You take the high road and I’ll take the low road. Cross border migration in Great Britain, 1851-1901”

14:15 – 15:15   Paul Howes, “A surname-based lens into the British diaspora”

15:15 – 16.15   Katherine Eriksson, “A helping hand in good and bad times? UK immigrant networks in the US during the Age of Mass Migration”.