Disasporas and Migrations in the Modern World
Experiences of free and forced migration have transformed the political, economic, social and cultural identity of modern societies around the globe. This module examines in detail why different groups of people have experienced displacement and migration and how they have derived meaning and a sense of community from these movements. It encourages students to think beyond traditional historical frameworks such as nation, colony, empire, and to consider the emergence of modern forms of citizenship, belonging and collective memory. We will explore different disciplinary perspectives on migration history through, for example, museums, literature, politics and public art.