British academy


Aliens, Foreigners and Strangers in Medieval England,
c. AD 500-1500

Thursday 26 & Friday 27 March 2015, 9.30am – 5.00pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Convenors: Professor Mark Ormrod, University of York; Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester; Professor Elizabeth Tyler, University of York

Immigration, its causes and its consequences, is a contentious topic with profound political, social, economic and cultural effects both for individual migrants and for the host and donor communities. It is not a new phenomenon. This conference took a multidisciplinary approach to the presence and treatment of foreigners in England across the medieval millennium. It will provide deep historical and cultural context to discussions among policy-makers and the general public about ethnicity, multiculturalism and the evolution of national identity in modern Britain.

Image courtesy of the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge


Speakers include:
Dr John Baker, University of Nottingham
Professor Michael Bennett, University of Tasmania (respondent)
Dr Jayne Carroll, University of Nottingham
Professor Julia Crick, King’s College London
Professor Matthew Davies, University of London
Professor Christopher Dyer FBA, University of Leicester (respondent)
Dr Martin Findell, University of Leicester
Professor Dawn Hadley, University of Sheffield
Professor Mark Jobling, University of Leicester
Professor Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University
Dr Bart Lambert, Durham University
Dr Andrew Millard, Durham University
Dr Simon Myers, University of Oxford
Professor Mark Ormrod, University of York
Professor Walter Prevenier, Ghent University
Dr Philip Shaw, University of Leicester
Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester
Professor Elizabeth Tyler, University of York
Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University 

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