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Saturday, April 9, 2011

European Migration Since 1500: Implications for World History, Tuesday, April 12th

A Barnard Forum on Migration Spring Event

European Migration Since 1500: Implications for World History
Prof. Leo Lucassen, Leiden University

Tuesday, April 12th
 6 pm
The Diana Event Oval

The spectacular population growth, urbanization and industrialization in Europe and the Atlantic during the 19th century are often thought to have pushed migration rates to unprecedented levels. People moving in masses to cities and across the Atlantic are the most important arguments that support the idea of a mobility transition. New research into cross-community migrations since 1500, however, shows a more nuanced picture. This presentation distinguishes six types of migration and offers a differentiated a model that links mobility to larger processes of social, cultural and economic change in a world historical scope.

Leo Lucassen is Professor of History at the University of Leiden and author of The Immigrant Threat: The Integration of Old and New Migrants in Western Europe since 1850 (2005), chief editor of Paths of Integration: Migrants in Western Europe,1880-2004 (2006), and coeditor of Migration History in World History (2010).

**This event is free and open to the public**

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