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Transmigrancy, Place and Memory Event

09:00 - 16:00
8 April 2014
Avenue Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BF

Event details

A One Day Workshop at the Parkes Institute

As part of its Jubilee celebrations and also linked to the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War commemorations, the Parkes Institute is hosting a workshop to focus on a neglected but important aspect of twentieth century European history - that of transmigrant camps, especially those linked directly or indirectly to war.

Whilst the focus will largely be on Britain, we will welcome contributions which deal with the experience on the continent. The presentations will focus on place, and how particular sites were used for a variety of transmigrant groups. They will examine how such experiences have been remembered and forgotten and what this reveals about local, national and international identities.

Confirmed speakers

Professor Clare Ungerson (University of Southampton/University of Kent): ‘The Richborough Camp, Sandwich, 1939-40'
Dr Nick Evans (University of Hull): ‘Transmigrancy sites, heritage and the city of Hull'
Trevor Avery (Another Space/Lake District Holocaust Museum): ‘Windermere and the child survivors of the Holocaust'
Dr Scott Soo (University of Southampton): ‘A transnational site of international significance: the cemetery of the camp de Gurs'
Professor Tony Kushner (University of Southampton) ‘The Memory of Atlantic Park Hostel, Eastleigh: Spitfires versus the stateless'

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