Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Refuge in a Moving World Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations

11 March 2016, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

This seminar on Exile, Toleration and Protection in Early Modern History brings together scholars from across UCL to develop a research-led, university-wide conversation regarding the on-going conflicts and crises of protection which are arising in the context of intersecting processes of (forced) migration and which are currently reverberating across all aspects of contemporary society.

The speakers are:

  • Dr Katherine Ibbett (Reader in Early Modern Studies)
  • Professor Ben Kaplan (Professor of Dutch History)
  • Dr Avi Lifschitz (Senior Lecturer in European Intellectual History)

The seminar forms part of a series in which three or more colleagues will share insights on how their research can inform our understanding of the history, causes, experiences, representations and/or implications of the numerous shifts in politics, people and perceptions that are taking place across the world. The presentations will be followed by discussion and debate.

The series is part of the Refuge in a Moving World research network, an initiative of the Institute of Advanced Studies in collaboration with the Institute for Global Prosperity. The research network and Seminar Series are co-ordinated by Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh of the Migration Research Unit (Department of Geography, e.fiddian-qasmiyeh@ucl.ac.uk). Follow updates and announcement of our events on @UCL_IAS and @RefugeMvingWrld.

Download the full seminar series programme here.