The 16th Annual Symposium of the Parish Network will take place at the University of Warwick on Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10.30 to 18.00. It explores developments and historiographical trends linking parishes and migration from different perspectives. This includes classic demographic approaches as well as new insights inspired by cultural and global history.
Organized in conjunction with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project ‘Migration in the Early Modern World’ (MIGMED), the Symposium features papers on British, German and Middle Eastern parishes by postgraduates, early career researchers and senior scholars.
For the full programme and (mandatory) online registration - at rates of £15 for postgraduates / unwaged and £25 for other delegates, both including lunch and refreshments - by 30 April 2018 please visit the symposium homepage at:
Further information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org, Beat Kümin (Department of History) or Felicita Tramontana (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance).
The Parish Network would be delighted to welcome anyone with parish-related research interests in May.
Registration & coffee
Beat Kümin, Warwick:
Welcome & Introduction
Richard M. Smith, Cambridge:
55 years since Laslett's ‘Clayworth and Cogenhoe’:
What have we learned about pre-modern mobility?
PANEL 1 – Irish Migration
- Phil Batman, Leicester:
The Fate of Irish Potato Famine Immigrants in a York parish
- Bethany Marsh, Nottingham:
A grim spectacle: the migration and relief of ‘Irish’ refugees in London, 1641-1651
PANEL 2 –Migration and Religious Identities
- Felicita Tramontana, Warwick:
Migration in Palestine parishes
- David Fletcher, Warwick
Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth’: The mobility of nonconformist clergy after the 1662 Great Ejection
- Maik Schmerbauch, Frankfurt am Main:
Impacts of the Silesian migration into catholic parishes of the German diaspora diocese Hildesheim in the years 1945 to 1960
PANEL 3 – Migration in local communities
- Tom Roberts, Liverpool:
‘By the Venecian Shipps’: Resituating the Italians in Elizabethan London
- Kevin Hall, Edinburgh:
Criminal Migrant Networks in an Urban Parish: Canongate (1590 – 1610)
- Marion Hardy, Exeter:
Inter-parish, transhumant and transient migrants in Devon c. 1600-1800
Concluding remarks with wine reception